A special meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has begun at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

LOANS

The meeting is primarily to fine tune the 2019 budget proposals before it will be presented to a joint session of the National Assembly.

The Federal Government is proposing a total budget of N8.6trillion for 2019, a drop from the N9.12tn approved for 2018.

Details later.