Emergency FEC meeting postponed to “re-jig figures” – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed,
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed,

The federal government has postponed an emergency Federal Executive Council meeting summoned to discuss issues related to 2016 Appropriation Bill on Friday.

President Muhammadu Buhari will present the bill before a joint National Assembly session on Tuesday.

Explaining the reason for the sudden postponement of the emergency meeting, minister of Information Lai Mohammed said the decision was to give members of the cabinet enough time to reconcile figures.

“The meeting was not cancelled. It was postponed till Monday afternoon. The reason is that you know there was a meeting of the National Economic Council yesterday.

“At that meeting, many of the key cabinet members made presentations. There were some fallouts from those presentations that will necessitate going back to the original document that should have been discussed today.

“So we were given time between now andMonday to go and re-jig our figures because when the NEC met, certain issues were thrown up that if they were not resolved, would distort the entire budget proposal.

“So we will all go back, each ministry will do its re-jigging,” said the minister.

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