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Budget defence: Buhari suspends foreign trips for ministers, agencies head

Budget defence: Buhari suspends foreign trips for ministers, agencies head

President Buhari has directed cabinet ministers and heads of agencies and parastatals to suspend all foreign trips to enable them prepare for the process of budget defence at the National Assembly and also to ensure the timely passage of the Appropriation Bill.

This was disclosed in statement released by the Director of Information, office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey.

 Part of the statement read; “Honourable Ministers who have already secured approval to travel are by this directive, required to revalidate such approvals with Mr. President after confirming the Schedule of Appearances with the relevant Committees of the National Assembly.

“Furthermore, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have been directed to liaise with the relevant committees of the National Assembly for their Schedules of Budget defence.”

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