Category Archives: budget

NASS to get 2018 budget next month — Presidency

ABUJA—Nigeria’s 2018 Appropriation Bill will be submitted to the National Assembly in October, Senator Ita Enang, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly Matters (Senate), gave the assurance when he appeared at the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja, weekend. The National Assembly had last year fixed October as deadline for the […]

Half a budget is worse than no budget

By Josef Omorotionmwan OUR forefathers were wiser. Even among those who were regarded as illiterates – simply because they did not receive our type of formal education – they knew that there is a time and a season for everything under the sun. Our fathers planned their farming activities well ahead of time. Quite early […]

Managing the budget cycle for greater efficiency

News that the Budget Office of the Federation and the Federal Ministry of Finance have commenced the processes for preparing the 2018 budget of the Federal Government must have delighted champions of fiscal discipline. The call circular for the personnel budget of the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of the government for the 2018 budget […]

FG trains 4,250 for 2018 budget preparation

By Elizabeth Adegbesan THE Federal Government has commenced preparation for the 2018 budget with the training of budget officers in 800 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) across the country. Speaking at the commencement of the training exercise in Lagos, Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, said that the training was focused […]

2018 budget: FG to deploy online, real time, solutions

…Trains 4,250 staff on budget preparation By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief abuja—The Federal Government would deploy online, real time, solutions for Budget 2018 preparation, the Director-General  of   Budget Office of the federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, has disclosed. He spoke at the opening of a training workshop organized for Budget Officers, drawn from various […]

Nigeria’s per capita tertiary education budget of N1.15 miserable – Adelusi-Adeluyi

By Dayo Adesulu AS stakeholders call on the Federal Government to increase education annual funding continue, former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, has said that the country’s “annual budgetary allocation to tertiary education per capita remained at N1.15k.” Adelusi-Adeluyi who spoke during a lecture delivered at University of Lagos, UNILAG, said that compared to […]

Experts task financial analysts on budget tracking for growth

By Udeme clement Financial analysts have been called upon to monitor annual budgets, in order to enhance economic growth and development. The Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Financial Journalism, (CFJ), Mr. Ray Echebiri said this, at the workshop on, ‘Budget monitoring and reporting for financial analysts, organised by West African Institute for Financial and Economic […]

Budget: Reps decry duplication of projects by MDAs

The House of Representatives has decried Ministries Departments and Agencies’ (MDAs’) duplication of projects funded by international donors in their budgetary proposals. Alhaji Babangida Ibrahim, the Chairman, House Committee on Finance, made the feelings of the house known at a retreat organised by the House Committee on appropriation in Abuja. Ibrahim, therefore, urged the executive to […]