FEC approves Nigeria’s 2018 draft budget

Federal Executive Council Meeting
FROM LEFT: Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita; Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Hajiya Habiba Lawan; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President Muhammadu Buhari; Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe; Minister of State for Agriculture, Sen Heineken Lokpobiri and Minister of Budget and National Planing during the Federal Executive Council Meeting in Abuja (26/10/17) 05693/26/10/2017/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the draft budget estimates for 2018.

This was revealed by the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.

The minister said the Council will liaise with the National Assembly to determine when the president will submit the draft estimates for the consideration of the two chambers.

Mr. Udoma, however, declined to comment on the details of the approved budget, saying the Nigerian constitution only allows the president to give out the details and he will do so when the National Assembly is ready to receive the draft.

Thursday’s council meeting, postponed from Wednesday, was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Details later…

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