72 hours. That is the time that President Muhammad Buhari has given to all government agencies, corporations and government owned companies to submit their budget estimates to the National Assembly.

The 2018 budget has been gathering dust at the National Assembly since presented by President Buhari in November 2017.

The major cause of the delay has been inability of relevant several government agencies to submit their budget estimates to the National Assembly.

Some who had submitted had failed to appear before the lawmakers to defend it.

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But now, President Buhari has directed all of them to submit details of their 2018 budget estimate to the appropriate Committees of the National Assembly not later than Friday, March 23.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha conveyed the directives in a circular letter made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

He urged supervising Ministers to ensure timely compliance with the content of the circular.

The SGF also ordered the agencies to comply with the provisions of the law and honour invitation to defend their estimates in good time.

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