The Federal Executive Council has approved the draft proposal of the 2018 Budget.
Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday after the FEC meeting in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The weekly FEC meeting was shifted from Wednesday to Thursday to enable the Council deliberate on the proposed budget.
Detail of the budget was not immediately made available.
I’m still using my personal cars, says Aisha Buhari
The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has reacted to allegation by Isa Misau, Senator representing Bauchi Central, that Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, had purchased vehicles for her.
In the wake of fresh allegations against the IGP, Misau who reappeared before the Senate Committee on Ethics which is investigating the allegations he made earlier, claimed that the Police Chief purchased two Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for the President’s wife for personal use.
He said: “I still have some of those papers that the IG himself submitted to the court where the first lady (Mrs Buhari), through her ADC, requested for a Toyota Hiace and one Siena.
“The same day that the ADC wrote, the IGP minute that she should be given two jeeps and it is not part of the appropriation. If you look at the appropriation, there is nowhere they said the first lady should be given two jeeps,” he added.
But Aisha Buhari in a tweet denied the claims saying: “I am still using my personal cars”.