Two documents, Nigeria’s 2012 budget proposal, and the Federal Government’s SURE Plan have been at the center of ongoing and heated debate against the back drop of fuel subsidy removal and resulting national mass protests.
Yet to be approved by the National Assembly, The 2012 budget is currently taking a lot of prods and pokes, the major pressure points attracting criticism include the huge difference between recurrent and capital expenditures, the allocations to the presidency, allocations to security and more.
The subsidy reinvestment and empowerment plan (SURE) is the document that outlines what the Federal Government intends to do with monies saved from subsidy removal. Since the document’s release to the Nigerian public, it has been trailed with a lot of controversy with regard to its justification, feasibility, and the will to follow through on the government’s part.
See the links below to access and download these documents.
Visit the Federal Government Budget website – www.budgetoffice.gov.ng
Nigeria’s 2012 Budget [PDF download]
SURE plan [PDF download]