Author: Soonest Nathaniel Updated: on Facebook Send via email – Lai Mohammed has said that he did not speak of any confusion in the presidency over 2017 budget – Mohammed say the news making the rounds is a misinterpretation of his speech – The minister has labelled the misinterpretation as malicious Alhaji Lai Mohammed has reacted to reports suggesting that he said Nigeria’s Federal government is at a loss over who will sign the 2017 budget. The minister of information claims he never made such a statement. He said his earlier state ment on the budget issue was missinterpreted. The minister made the clarification via a press statement by his aide, Segun Adeyemi. Mohammed maintained that detractors of the government are cooking up malicious misrepresentations. He noted that what transpired at the post-Federal Executive Council Meeting press briefing earlier on Wednesday, May 17, has been taken out of contest. Lai Mohammed said that when he was asked a question relating to the signing of the 2017 Budget, his response was: “When it is transmitted to the Presidency, the issue will be addressed.” He further stressed that “anything beyond that response amounts to deliberate mischief and should be ignored.” READ ALSO: Dogara reveals plan to have 30-year-old Nigerians run for presidency I did not say FG is confused over who will sign 2017 budget – Lai Mohammed Lai Mohammed says some detractors of the FG are cooking up malicious misinterpretations of his statement earlier reported that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was yet to receive the 2017 budget from the National Assembly over 24 hours after it was passed. Daily Trust quoted a source at the presidency as revealing this adding that the budget was being expected. The source said the presidency would commence scrutiny of the document once the National Assembly forwarded it.