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

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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.