President Muhammadu Buhari would be presenting the 2023 budget to the national assembly in September 2022.
The Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, made thie revelation at an event on Monday in Abuja, the country’s capital.
Akabueze who was represented by the Director, Expenditure (Socials) in the Budget Office, Mr Fabian Ogbu, said the federal government under President Buhari is determined to ensure consistent and timely preparation, submission, and approval of annual budgets as part of its Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms.
He stated that the federal government is determined to ensure consistent and timely preparation, submission, and approval of annual budgets as part of its Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms.
He also lamented that MDAs do not study the Budget Call Circular in detail and as such, make mistakes that should ordinarily be avoided if they had complied with the relevant sections of the Budget Circular.
“The main goal of this training is to provide continuous learning to equip budget personnel with the requisite knowledge, skills, and tools they require to prepare and submit the 2023 budget.
“It has been observed that MDAs do not study the budget circular in detail, as such make mistakes that should ordinarily be avoided if they had complied with relevant sections of the budget cycle.”
He maintained that the 2023 budget is also being prepared in tandem with extant federal government policies and guidelines as articulated in the 2023 Budget Call Circular and other relevant laws/regulations.
Akabueze again explained that one of the modules at the training would address key items and sections to note in the 2023 Budget Call Circular.