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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday put the figure of the 2017 Appropriation Bill yet to be presented to the National Assembly at about N7trillion.

He however said the budget size was not big enough to have a huge difference in the nation’s economy.

Osinbajo who is the Chairman of the Economic Management Team spoke during a tour of some firms in Sagamu, Ogun State on Thursday.

A transcript of his speech at one of the firms was made available to journalists by his spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande.

The Vice-President said the private sector has a big role to play in the nation’s economy while the Federal Government will only serve as a catalyst.

According to him, the Federal Government believes that there is no way of delivering on its economic agenda without a serious partnership with the private sector.

He said, “Our entire budget size for 2016 is something in the order of just over N6trillion and we will probably be moving to about N7 trillion in the 2017 budget.

“But N7 trillion is certainly not the kind of money, it does sound like a fair amount of money, but certainly, it is not the kind of size that can really make a huge difference in a N90trillion economy such as we have.

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  1. This is what you get when you have square pegs in round holes. So you want Nigeria Budget to be bigger than that of USA for it to have any in part kwo! Una cluelessness hollowness and incompetence is becoming clearer everyday. The only unfortunate thing is that ordinary Nigerians are worse for this una mess called APC government.
    I don't blame you. You can even afford to abuse Nigerians because na the now wailing wailers running around with brooms and donating their life savings that cause am.
    Pastor Sabi Alfa so you want us to clap for una kwo? For the hunger hardship hopelessness and deaths una government brought about.
    Very insensitive people.
    Pastor na the change una promise be this? Between you and your God answer me.
    Sai Baba!
    Sai Oyegun!
    Sai El Rufai!
    Sai Akeredolu!
    Sai Tinubu!


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