The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the 2022 appropriation bill for an aggregate expenditure of N16.39 trillion.
The FEC gave the approval at its weekly meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
The federal government affirmed its plan to do more borrowings to finance the N6.258 trillion deficit in the proposed 2022 budget, notwithstanding the crisis that has trailed the previous borrowings.
Earlier, the senate passed a revised version of the medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP) for the 2022 budget. The upper legislative chamber reduced the 2022 budget by N60 billion from N16.45 trillion sent by the president.
In July, the federal executive council (FEC) had approved N13.98 trillion for the proposed 2022 budget sum.
This was revealed by Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, while briefing state house correspondents, maintaining that government would continue to borrow to fund infrastructure projects.
The minister disclosed the key assumptions and targets underlying the budget provisions including oil price at $57 per barrel; oil production at 1.88 mbpd, the exchange rate at N410.15/US$, oil revenue at N3.15 trillion and non-oil revenue at N2.13 trillion.