Emergency FEC meeting postponed to “re-jig figures” – 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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  • favourtalk

    PMB always like to be prepared not like the various fall out done during GEJ era that makes many nigerians to laugh at him and the various mess he created for us. Change is now in nigeria and the 2016 budget is going to bring relive to all quarters of the nation.

    • progressive

      Yes oo change is in nigeria, buhari mean business. Everything has to be put in order

  • NaijaMindOfChange

    APC for live….

    • progressive

      Change is here

  • progressive

    This is the kind of government that we want, a government that have the masses at heart

  • progressive

    It’s no more business as usual

  • vica

    Finally a government that has the people’s interest at heart. Order in the system. Change is here.

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  • GEJ FOREVER

    BUHARI …. APC …….. TELLING LIES ALL THE TIME

    Liar Mohammed deserves all our sympathy because his children are not immune from their fathers lie telling lifestyle.

    The FEC meeting was actually scheduled to hold … that was why all the Ministers (I mean all the Ministers) arrived at the meeting venue only for them to learn that WASCless Buhari was not up to it … as he had started his weekend early Friday by spending his time with his visiting Boko Haram/ISIS brothers who also accompanied him to the Mosque for Jumat prayers.

    • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

      Buhari has been flwon abraod–he is said to be sudffering from the shock of the disclosure that he took rbibe from Jonathan—In form of vehicles and dollars

      • Burbank

        GEJ was flown to heaven and the gate keeper said, “wrong address.”

    • Baba B

      Your understanding of how these things work surely must be from the perspective of GEJ which practically brought the economy to where it is right now. Mumu

    • Burbank

      “Inside sources at Aso Rock”

      If you have a source inside Aso Rock, I have a source inside the White House!

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Buhari has been flown abroad for urgent medical attention–he is said to be suffering from the shock of the disclosure that he took bribe from Jonathan—In form of vehicles ati dollars

    • Baba B

      At least he didn’t have to run from a hospital in Dubai for fear of being arrested and extradited to Britain like Alaimesiegha did which led to his death and in my opinion a happy ending to a treacherous life . and if you askl me GEJ is no different from the self styled Governor General of the Ijaw nation and hopefully his demise is imminent as the noose of the ongoing corruption probe tightens around his neck

    • MushinSpeaks

      In your dreams…how you guys want to remain a cretin remains a mystery.. BUHARI is duly elected to govern four years and will do so in good health while all the yam eaters will not only vomit the yam but pay for the consequences.

      • Baba B

        And of course Nigeria will eat all the goats who ate the yams as isiewu Thank you my brother

    • NaijaMindOfChange

      U don’t have job,sorry o

    • dpfrank

      Your plans has failed and you will continue to fail while Buhari succeed as President in good health

    • Burbank

      Wow…okay, I believed you.
      Now get down from my palm tree.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Rather we carefully present a justifyable budget than go again to beg the senate to approve supplementary.

  • share Idea

    I thought this administration is planning Zero-budgeting framework, why the re-jigging of the figures-does it mean that the figures were defended before been inserted in the budget? Nigeria we hail thee

    Everything about this administration is about emergency and inconclusive

    • dpfrank

      Who discussed zero budgeting framework with you? Keep quiet as no one is asking a bias minded man like you to think for our govt

    • Burbank

      “Zero-budgeting framework”?
      You confused GEJ with PMB.

  • ‘Ade Williams

    LAI MUHAMMED IS THE MOST IRRELEVANT AND MOST USELESS
    INFORMATION MINISTER NIGERIA HAS EVER HAD. SO VERY LOCAL,

    SO UNCOUTH, SO INARTICULATE AND EMPTY-HEADED THAT NO ONE
    WHO’S SERIOUS-MINDED QUOTES HIM ON POLICY MATTERS.
    HE LACKS GRAVITAS, ORATORY, PERSONALITY AND HONESTY.
    HE CANNOT PERSUADE EVEN A PUPIL BY FORCE OF LOGIC.
    IT IS A TRAGIC ERROR TO MISPLACE SUCH AN URCHIN IN OFFICE.

    • dpfrank

      Everyone can see that you are sick

      • T. Animashaun

        @ajayiifayemi:disqus & @disqus_W2azg1jOON:disqus

        Let us be honest. Lai Muhammed is not it. Or you guys don’t watch cable television?

        Which good country’s Information Minister looks like him, like something the cat dragged in.

        Inside APC, despite a preponderance of semi-illiterates, there are a few better people than him.

        • Burbank

          Lai Muhammed may not be as savvy as FFK, Metuh or Joseph Goebbels
          But with a boss like PMB, he simply cannot afford to make mistake.

        • Ajayi Ifayemi

          His tribal marks have nothing to do with his performance. Right from his days at the Airport, Lai has been a performer. By the way we have seen where the educated people led us in the country, so don’t tell me about that.

    • Ajayi Ifayemi

      Now, tell us the truth. Did he or his son take your wife? Because all these vituperations from you have no basis in fact.

    • excel

      You are on a long reharb. For your information Alhaji Lai remain most relevant, respected, and an icon in his profession and personal life. No one in your generation can attain is carrer and personal achieve.

  • dpfrank

    You are in order sir, you have my total support to hold the meeting at the appropriate date

  • ???????

    Does anyone in Nigeria listen to this one – this execrable Lai Muhammed?

    I doubt it as much as i fear that he will be the greatest undoing of the APC.

    • Burbank

      Many in APC will be their own undoing.
      Ask Saraki, Kwankwaso and Nyako.

  • Night Crawler

    PMB is doing everything in his power to fulfill all his campaign promises through his ministers… Nigeria will be great again, Amen

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    PMB putting all arsenal in place to rejuvenate the nation. Change we need, Change as come