The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udo Udoma, on Thursday promised that the Federal Government would do everything in its power to ensure that the 2018 Appropriation Bill is submitted to the National Assembly in October as earlier promised. 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. The retreat’s theme was given as “Building synergy for effective ERPG implementation.
To achieve this target, Udoma said the government would soon send the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework Fiscal Strategy Paper, which was approved by FEC on Wednesday, to the federal lawmakers, who were on vacation. He said the document would be sent to the lawmakers close to their resumption. He added that the government would stick to its commitment on the 2018 budget.