We will send 2018 budget to N’Assembly by October – FG

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma on Thursday said the Federal Government will ensure that the 2018 Appropriation Bill is submitted to the National Assembly in October.

Udoma said this in an interview with State House correspondents during a retreat on the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan and the 2018 Budget preparation process held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Udoma said the government would soon send the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework Fiscal Strategy Paper.

He said the document would be sent to the lawmakers close to their resumption.

The minister said, “National Assembly is on break so nearer the time they will resume in September, they will get the MTEF.

“Ours is to follow the Fiscal Responsibility Act which has some timelines and we are trying to keep strictly by those timelines.

“So the budget will get to the National Assembly by October. That was our commitment.

“We will go all out to make that happen. We made a commitment that we will do that on our part and we intend to deliver on that commitment. This is a government that delivers on its promises.”

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