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Ministers To Study 2016 Budget Details, Says Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Friday that the 2016 budget details submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Assembly are to be studied by each minister “to see how it affects his or her ministry”.

Mohammed said that the extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari was “to avail every minister to look at the details of the budget”.

The minister stated this when he briefed State House correspondents in Abuja after the first session of the meeting, which was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

“As you all know we received the details of the 2016 budget from the National Assembly, yesterday, and an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive meeting was called this morning to avail every minister to look at the details of the budget and see how it affects his or her ministry.

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“I must say that at this point, it is still work in progress, we have broken up.

“This is to say that, yes, we received it, we are studying it and we will come out with a statement later.”

The meeting was attended by permanent secretaries and directors of finance from all the federal ministries.