Buhari to present 2018 budget next week

Buhari to present 2018 budget next week
Buhari receives economic briefings from Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

By Patience Danjuma 

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to present the 2018 budget proposal to the National Assembly next week in a deliberate bid to return the fiscal year to the January-December calendar and enforce strict implementation of the appropriation Act, which has suffered disruption for many years running.

To meet the target of laying the budget before the legislature next week, the President on Wednesday reportedly skipped the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting and opted to convene today in order for the members to consider and approve the N8.06 trillion budget outlined in the Medium Term Fiscal Framework earlier presented to the NASS. 

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