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By Henry Umoru, ABUJA

THE Leadership of the National Assembly yesterday met with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed and the Minister of State, Clement Agba and top officials of the ministry preparatory to the presentation of the 2023 Budget proposals by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The National Assembly leadership was led by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clement Agba led their team of officials of Finance Ministry to the meeting.

The meeting was held at the Senate wing of the National Assembly behind closed doors.

The meeting was a follow-up to the previous ones held to fine-tune the preparation of the budget ahead of its presentation to a special joint session of the National Assembly by the President next month.

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