President Muhammadu Buhari has given agencies, parastatals and government-owned companies up until Friday to submit the details of their budgets to the National Assembly for consideration in accordance with the law.
He also directed heads of the agencies to honour invitation from the National Assembly to defend their budgets without further delay.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, conveyed the President’s directive in a circular dated March 19, 2018, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. Mustapha said it had come to the government’s attention that the agencies had not fully complied with the provisions of Section 21 of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2007.
He reminded the agencies that “the FRA 2007 provides that consequent upon laying of summary of budget estimates of agencies listed on the schedule to the FRA alongside the National Budget by the President, it is required that details of such budgets are made available to the National Assembly for consideration and passage.”
Mustapha added, “Mr. President has directed that agencies, corporations and government-owned companies on the schedule of the FRA 2007 to comply with the provisions of the law.