Ministers And Permanent Secretaries Begin Scrutiny Of 2016 Budget

In order to look critically at the 2016 Appropriation bill recently passed by the National Assembly, Ministers and Permanent Secretaries on Friday began ministry by ministry scrutiny of the budget.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week insisted that the 2016 budget details will be scrutinized before he assents to it.
The Presidency got the details of the budget on Thursday.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo chaired the meeting scrutinizing the details of the budget at
the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja.

Speaking with State House correspondents during short break of the meeting, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said: “We have received the details of the 2016 budget from the National Assembly and an extra-ordinary Federal Executive Council meeting was called this morning to avail every minister to look at the details of the budget and see how it affects each of the ministries.

“And also at this point, it is still work in progress we have broken up to resume later in the afternoon.
“We will come out with a statement later,” he added.