Minister refutes budget signing rumours

Solomon Chung, Abuja

Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has refuted reports from some section of the media suggesting that the government doesn’t know who to sign the 2017 appropriation.

The Minister described the quote as “a malicious misrepresentation of what transpired at the post-Federal Executive Council Meeting press briefing on Wednesday, 17 , May 2017,”

Earlier, a section in the media had quoted the Minister as saying ”we don’t know who will sign the 2017 budget”.

In a statement, the Special Assistant to the Minister, Mr Segun Adeyemi, explained that “when the Minister was asked a question relating to the signing of the 2017 Budget, his response was: ”When it is transmitted to the Presidency, the issue will be addressed.”

“Anything beyond that response amounts to deliberate mischief and should be ignored,” he said.

 

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