Indications emerged that President Goodluck Jonathan may sign the 2013 Appropriation bill into law today, Daily Trust heard in Abuja yesterday.
A top government source who spoke to Daily Trust last night in Abuja said the president and the body of principal officers of the National Assembly might have reached an agreement over the budget during a crucial minute meeting held at the Presidential Villa last night.
The meeting had in attendance Senate President David Mark and Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and their deputies together with other principal officers and chairmen of the Senate and House committees on appropriations.
Speaking to Daily Trust last night, House spokesman Rep. Zakari Mohammed (PDP, Kwara) confirmed the meeting and said "yes our leaders are presently meeting with the president and the outcome of the meeting will determine whether we will override the president's veto or he signs the budget tomorrow (today)."
Daily Trust had seen a copy of a motion preferred by the leadership of the House of Representatives seeking the resolution of the House in accordance with provisions of the 1999 constitution to override the veto of the president on the budget.
"The motion was initially planned to be presented on Tuesday at plenary session but we received further appeals from well-meaning Nigerians on the matter which informed the decision to step it down," a lawmaker said in confidence.