REPORT OF THE 2018-2020 MTEF CSO/MEDIA CONSULTATIVE SESSION; ABUJA JULY 27, LAGOS JULY 28
On the 27th of July 2017, the Ministry of Budget and Planning presented the findings of its draft mid term expenditure framework to civil society, private sector, the media and the General Public in Nigeria. The two ( 2 ) day event was scheduled for Abuja on the 27th of July 2017 and Lagos on the 28th July 2017.
The public presentation of the draft MTEF was part of the process leading to the development of the 2018 National Budget scheduled to be on the floor of the National assembly by October 2017. The DG of the Budget Office noted that the meeting was in conformity with the Fiscal responsibility act 2017 which stated that in preparing the budget, the minister may hold consultative forums as the minister deems necessary. The DG observed although the Law does not make this compulsory, the Minister of Budget and National Planning was committed to open Governance and had decided on this initiative to strengthen the process.
The event was well attended with over 300 participants from the CSOs, Media, Private Sector and General public.
In attendance also were the Minster of Budget and National Planning and the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, DG budget office, DG Debt Management office amongst other Government Stakeholders present.
See some photos from the Abuja and Lagos Sessions below: