The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yusuff Lasun, is reportedly chairing a closed-door meeting with the intention of addressing the gaps and implementation challenges of the 2018 budget.
According to Punch, some of the figureheads present at the ongoing meeting in Abuja include members of the National Assembly and key cabinet officials like the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan; the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Phillip Aduda and the leader of the House, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila.
Others include the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma; the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed; and some other senior budget and finance officials.
The meeting, which is behind closed doors, started at 4.27pm at the National Assembly.
We will return to share more details of the outcome of the meeting.