In order to enhance economic development, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has revealed that it has already started preparation of the 2017 budget.
Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma addressing the Management Staff during assumption of Office at Budget And National Planning
In a statement by Charles Dafe, Director of Information in the Ministry of Budget and National Planning and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the ministry has said it has already started preparation of the 2017 budget to enhance economic development.
The Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this when the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) paid her a courtesy visit in the nation’s federal capital.
She added that the Federal Government had also started the preparation of the Medium Term 2016-2020 Development Programme to achieve sustainable development.
The ministry, however, solicited the support of ANAN to build the capacity of the staff on Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) application, and appealed to the association to assist the present administration to fight corruption.
“As accountants, we can resist corruption, block illegal releases; we need to start from ourselves; we must uphold the tenets of our profession and make ourselves clean and accountable always.
“Our administration came on a change mantra; we shall be transparent and accountable to all Nigerians,” she said.