Reports, especially on social media, had attributed the purported withdrawal to suspicious bloating of budgetary votes in the proposal.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun said the allegations were false.
Mohammed said: “When somebody from the Daily Trust called me, I told him categorically that there is nothing like that. When a story like this breaks out, I believe it will help all of us to actually be able to pin point the source.
“I know for a fact that this administration has not withdrawn the budget from the National Assembly.”