Udoma Udo Udoma
FG has provided free meal for 8.96m school children, says Udoma
The Federal Government said it has provided free meals for 8.96 million school children under its Home Grown School Feeding Programme.
Buhari’s government has taken ten million Nigerians out of poverty, minister claims
Nigeria's minister of budget and national planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma said the country’s government under president Muhammadu Buhari has moved over ten million Nigerians out of poverty. Udoma's statement contradicts a recent Brookings Institution report which listed Nigeria as the country with the highest number of citizens living below the poverty line. The minister…
‘We’re redesigning Nigeria’s security architecture’
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said the Federal Government was redesigning Nigeria’s security architecture to meet “current challenges.” Speaking through the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, he affirmed: “Most of the investments we are looking at might not achieve the required expectation if we do not…
Nigeria’s tottering GDP sends warning signal
For the first and second quarters of 2018, the Nigerian economy experienced turbulence, which analysts have already described as similar to the period prior to recession. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in its report of economic activities for the second quarter (Q2), yesterday, said the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) lost momentum, calculated at…
2019 INEC budget: APC, PDP lawmakers divided along party lines
The N189 billion budget proposal submitted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for conduct of the 2019 general elections may not be approved by the National Assembly as the debate toes party lines.
Details of N1.6tr 2017 capital spending still not ready
Barely two months after the shelf life of the 2017 budget ended, details of the capital component amounting to about N1.58t have not been tidied yet into a single document to explain what project, and which contractor got what.Findings by The Guardian at the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation
2018 budget: FG to borrow N1.6tn to fund deficit
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, says the Federal Government will borrow N1.6 trillion to finance part of the N9.12 trillion 2018 budget. The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja at the presentation of the approved 2018 Budget of Consolidation. The N9.12 trillion 2018 budget was signed by President…
‘FG targets seven per cent growth’
The Federal Government is targeting an ambitious seven per cent economic growth by 2020, against a mere 0.8 per cent achieved in 2017, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma has said.
Nigeria targets improved growth, ranking by 2020 with focus labs
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja said that the Federal Government was working assiduously to reach the target of moving Nigeria up in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking by 2020, as well as accelerate economic growth.
Hate speech… Experts insist on review of Nigerian Media Code of Election
Media practitioners have canvassed the review of Nigerian Media Code of Election to guide against hate speech. They made the appeal in Lagos at a two-day meeting of International Press Centre...
Government seeks investments in real sector with focus labs
The Minister, Budget and National Planning, Senator. Udoma Udo Udoma, said the federal government’s target is to attract an investment commitment of $25 billion (N7.6 trillion) where he said a huge chunk would come from domestic investment over the next three years.