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President Muhammadu Buhari who is on his way to Abuja from Poland would on Friday preside over a ‘special’ Federal Executive Council meeting to deliberate solely on the 2019 draft budget proposal. According to NAN, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s meeting on Wednesday.

The report says the FEC meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

It further quoted Adesina as saying that Friday’s Special FEC meeting would endorse and approve the 2019 draft budget for onward submission to the National Assembly for its approval.

NAN had earlier reported that the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, at the consultative forum on the medium term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper 2019 to 2021, said the Federal Government plans to submit a leaner 2019 budget to the National Assembly before the end of November.