I never said FG doesn’t know who will sign 2017 budget – Minister

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Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Our attention has been drawn to a story in a section of the media quoting the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as saying ”we don’t know who will sign the 2017 budget”.

This quote is a malicious misrepresentation of what transpired at the post-Federal Executive Council Meeting press briefing on Wednesday, 17 May 2017.

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.