Buhari says what Nigerians should be expecting in 2017 Budget

Muhammadu Buhari, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria revealed on Thursday what he would like to entail in the 2017 budget.

During a retreat for ministers and some heads of agencies in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari said: “The government is trying to link the budget to the reality on ground and on how to pump money into the economy, most especially on capital project.

“The government stated that they believe that pumping money into more capital project would generate employment and boost the economy.”

The retreat is aimed at helping the government stakeholders understand how the budget for 2017 will run and familiarize themselves with the process.

The retreat, in it reports, will help set the tone for “prioritizing projects and programmes of ministries to fit into the 2017-2019 MTSS, 2017-2020 Medium Term Plan and 2017 Budget” and “also improve understanding on Budget ceiling for MDAs for 2017 Budget.”

The retreat was also facilitated by former minister of information and DG of Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Frank Nweke (jr) and the ministry of budget and national planning “to set the right parameters and fine-tune to the 2017 Budget”. Thanks for Reading.

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