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Lai Mohammed 'We're studying the 2016 budget details,' Minister says

Lai Mohammed said every Minister will study the details of the 2016 budget to see how it affects his or her ministry.

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Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has that the 2016 budget details which was submitted to the Presidency by the National Assembly on Thursday, will be studied by each Minister.

Speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, April 8, after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Mohammed said the move is to enable each Minister "see how it affects his or her ministry''.

He said the crucial FEC council summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari was "to avail every minister to look at the details of the budget''.

"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," Mohammed said.

"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.’’

READ: Buhari can sign budget without seeing details,’ National Assembly says

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the first session of the meeting, which was also attended by permanent secretaries and directors of finance from all the federal ministries.

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