President Buhari orders suspension of all international trips for executive body members, in preparation for budget defence.

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  • President Buhari has ordered an immediate suspension of international travels for all Cabinet Members and Heads of Government Agencies to enable Ministers prepare for the process of budget defence at the National Assembly and also to ensure the timely passage of the Appropriation Bill. 

The announcement was made in statement released by the Director of Information, office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey.  “Honourable Ministers who have already secured approval to travel are by this 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 (MDAs) have been directed to liaise with the relevant committees of the National Assembly for their Schedules of Budget defence,” the statement read.