The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has refuted a story in a section of the media quoting him as saying “we don’t know who will sign the 2017 budget’’.
In a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, the Minister said “this quote is a malicious misrepresentation of what transpired at the post-Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting press briefing’’.
The statement was signed by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeyemi.
“When I was asked a question relating to the signing of the 2017 Budget, my response was when it is transmitted to the Presidency, the issue will be addressed.’’
“Anything beyond that response amounts to deliberate mischief and should be ignored,’’ he said.