2020 budget defence: President bars ministers, heads of agencies from foreign travels

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday barred all ministers and heads of federal agencies from travelling abroad, pending their defence of the 2020 budget before the National Assembly.

The Director Information, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Willie Bassey, said 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.

But 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 have been directed to liaise with the relevant committees of the National Assembly for their schedules of budget defence.”

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