The Federal Executive Council (FEC) emergency meeting reviewing the details of the 2016 has been adjourned.
The session, which started at 11.00am, reconvened after jumaat prayer.
Information Minister Lai Mohammed told State House journalists that the budget review exercise was a work in progress.
“We received the details of the budget yesterday. And an extra ordinary FEC meeting was called to avail ministers to look at the details and see how it affects their ministries.
“It is still work in progress. We are studying it and we will later make our statements available”, the minister said.
It was reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over an emergency session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) over the 2016 budget details.
The meeting started at exactly 11.10am when Osinbajo arrived the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
President Muhammadu Buhari is believed to be in the country, but it is not yet clear why the meeting is being chaired by his deputy.
Apart from cabinet members, some heads of agencies and parastatals as well as several presidential aides are also attending the meeting.
State House correspondents were asked to vacate the Council Chambers for the “crucial budget session” summoned to review the details of the 2016 Appropriation Bill which was transmitted to the president yesterday.