Friday, 8 April 2016

Nigeria: Budget - Emergency Federal Executive Meeting Holds Today

The Federal Executive Council will meet in emergency today over the 2016 budget details submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly yesterday.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this exclusively to our correspondent yesterday evening.
Another top government official also told our correspondent yesterday that the details of the budget would be forwarded to all ministers between yesterday and today for a review.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last week insisted that he would critically review the Appropriation Bill before assenting to it.
The source, who craved anonymity, also confirmed that the executive would go through the details of the budget, see the corrections and take steps on implementation.
"Between today (yesterday) and tomorrow (today), the budget details will be forwarded to the ministers to start reviewing and seeing the corrections and also taking steps on how to implement them. They want to do things based on facts, not lies," he said.
The source said the ministers would go through the details of the budget "within a short time."
But asked how long the budget review would last, he simply said: "The ministers are the ones supervising the ministries.

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