The Presidency said on Sunday that the President Muhammadu Buhari, was backed by law to return any part of the 2020 budget that required readjustment to the National Assembly.
It noted that having come from a collaborative effort by the Executive and the National Assembly, the budget was “good enough” but it is not “100 per cent perfect.”
Buhari signed the 2020 Appropriation Bill into law last Tuesday after the National Assembly transmitted the total figure of N10.59tn to him.
The budget was reported to be N263.9bn higher than the N10.33tn proposal he laid before lawmakers on October 8.
While thanking the lawmakers for delivering the budget within two months, the President announced that having studied the additions, he might consider sending amendment requests to the National Assembly soon for ease of implementing the adjustments.
However, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, on Sunday observed that in signing the budget, Buhari did not mean that it scored 100 per cent; neither did the National Assembly expect that there would be no adjustments.
He argued that no budget in the world was above reconsideration, a reason the Appropriation Act itself made a provision for corrigendum.
He added that if the President said he might revisit some portions of the 2020 budget, he was not wrong because his decision would be backed by law.