Presidency Scrutinizes 2016 Budget Details

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By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja

In line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to scrutinize the 2016 budget details to determine its level of conformity with what he originally forwarded to the National Assembly, officials in the Presidency, including the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers and some permanent secretaries, have begun the critical examination of the document.

At an emergency Federal executive Council (FEC) chaired by the Vice President at the Presidential Villa, senior government officials converged to brainstorm on the budget details.

Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said “We have received the details of the 2016 budget from the National Assembly yesterday and an extra-ordinary Federal Executive Council meeting was called this morning to avail every minister to look at the details of the budget and see how it affects each of the ministries.

‎”And also at this point, it is still work in progress we have broken up to resume later in the afternoon.

“We will come out with a statement later,” he added.