Groups raise concerns on feasibility of 2018 budget
Despite assurances, fiscal governance experts are raising issues with the feasibility of the 2018 budget and its outcome in engendering economic growth as claimed by the Federal Government. The concerns, which cut across capital expenditure vote, debt service provision and rising recurrent non-debt expenditure, are assessed as conduit to fritter public funds, deprive the poor…
Group faults FG’s strategy on economy, alleges N5tr debt profile
A group, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has faulted the Federal Government’s strategies on economy, power and housing.The Lead Director of CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, said although its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan had received wide commendations......
CSOs, lawmakers worried about budget provisions in health sector
The assessed poor provisions in 2017 budget and usual implementation challenges in the health sector have drawn the ire of civil society group and the House of Representatives Committee on Health.
Nigeria to service $1b Eurobond with N361b
Nigeria is considering a new debt service provisioning of N361 billion ($1.2 billion) for the $1 billion (N305.1 billion) Eurobond which was acclaimed to have been over-subscribed.
Economy, efficiency and budgeting for transport
Transportation systems, depending on their efficiency, play a key role in environmental sustainability and Human Development Index. This is because it bothers on convenience, time, cost and revenue, consumption, health and contributions to the growth of the economy.
Senate set for showdown with Presidency over National Health Act
The Senate and the Ministry of Health may be heading for a showdown over the failure of the government to provide for the implementation of the National Health Act ...
Budgeting for health, development
Soon, the Human Development Index (HDI), a globally recognised measure of standard of living, would be released. One of the major indices is health- access to healthcare, adequate personnel and services and infrastructure development.
Groups seek increased funding for environment ministry
The Lead Director, CSJ), Eze Onyekpere explained that the 2017 federal budgeting process has started with workshops on the preparation of the Medium Term Sector Strategies (MTSS), Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF)...