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2020 Budget Defence: Don’t Travel Abroad, President Buhari Orders Ministers, Heads Of Agencies

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A order banning trips abroad pending the defence of the 2020 budget has been issued to all ministers and heads of federal agencies by President Muhammadu Buhari .

According to the Director Information, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation,  Willie Bassey, the order was with immediate effect.

“The suspension of such travels will enable functionaries and agencies of the executive arm to provide the required cooperation with the legislature in order to ensure the timely passage of the Appropriation Bill,” he said.

Bassey said ministers who had already secured approval to travel, “are by the 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 have been directed to liaise with the relevant committees of the National Assembly for their schedules of budget defence.”

The prompt passage of the 2019 Appropriation Bill is one of the priority of President Buhari.
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