THE Federal Government has commenced preparation for the 2018 budget with the training of budget officers in 800 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) across the Nigeria.
Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze (represented by the Director, Fiscal Policy, Budget Office, Mr. Anslem Anyanwu), in Lagos said that the training is on use of the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) budget preparation module, which would be used for the first time to prepare the 2018 budget.
Mr. Anslem Anyanwu, said “We shall be training over 4,250 participants involved in budget preparations from over 800 Federal Government MDAs in six cities across the six geo-political zones of the country.
“We are quite excited about this development because for the first time since its procurement we shall be using GIFMIS budget preparation module. GIFMIS will enhance the smooth and seamless linkage between budget preparation, submission, execution, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.”