Buhari Begins Preparation Of 2017 Budget

Source: pointblanknews.com

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has said that it has started

preparation of the 2017 budget to enhance economic development.

This is contained in a statement by Charles Dafe, Director of Information

in the ministry, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in

The statement said that 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.

She added that the Federal Government had also started the preparation of

the Medium Term 2016-2020 Development Programme to achieve sustainable

The ministry, however, solicited the support of ANAN to build the capacity

of the staff on Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) application. The minister also

appealed to the association to assist the present administration to fight

“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.
Earlier, Anthony Nzom, ANAN's president, promised to provide technical

knowledge to the staff of the ministry on ZBB concept adopted in the 2016

Mr. Nzom commended the ''visionary appointment'' made by President

Muhammadu Buhari on two fellow members of ANAN, Zainab Ahmed as minister

and Tijjani Abdullahi as Director-General of Budget Office.

He said that the nation would benefit a lot from their professional

competence and services. (NAN)
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