FEC approves N2trn supplementary budget
Atiku Bagudu, Minister of Budget and Economic Planning disclosed this on Monday, while briefing the State House Journalists after the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja
He revealed that the N2.17 trillion supplementary budget will be used to fund urgent national issues, including a N605b for security and national defence to sustain gains of security.
Others include ₦200 billion for supply of agricultural production, N210b for wage awards recently approved for Nigerian workers covering the period from September to December, N400b of the fund is set aside for cash transfer to vulnerable and poor Nigerians for the period October and November.Related News
He announced that ₦100 billion will go to the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT ), while ₦18 billion is set aside for the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ), for the November, 2023 governorship elections in Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa states.
The sum of N5.5b is set aside for students loans, while another N200b is for capital supplementation
Dave Umahi, the Minister of Work also announced that the Council granted approvals for the first phase of the proposed coastal road from Lagos to Calabar, Cross Rivers State