The Forum of Federations, will next week Monday, hold a one day Training session on Fiscal Federalism. The training project seeks to enhance the understanding of fiscal federalism issues, challenges and opportunities in Nigeria among a cross section of key stakeholders.
The outreach (training) program is designed to explores the issues of Federalism from a neutral comparative perspective and how these insights can shed light on problems and options for Nigeria.
This initiative will provide a stronger basis for more coherent and well-informed national dialogue. The programme is being organised in collaboration with Federal Ministry of finance, Nigeria Governorâ€™s Forum and Nigerian Economic Society, supported by the UKâ€™s Department for International Development (DFID) through the PAK Nigeria Program.
The second session of the trainingÂ is an overview of â€˜Fiscal Federalism: Principles and International Practiceâ€™, to be presentation by Juan Antonio Zapata and another presentation on the overview of â€˜Fiscal Arrangements and Issues in Nigeriaâ€™ is to be presented by Chinedum Nwoko.
The third session is on intergovernmental fiscal relations in nigeria: the connection to service delivery issues and the efficiency in public expenditures, While the forth session is on â€˜Managing oil wealth: Nigeria & international perspectivesâ€™.
There will also be a presentation on International theory & practice and another one on â€˜Nigeria Issuesâ€™. The one day event will be concluded with a group work on â€˜The State of Fiscal Federalism in Nigeriaâ€™, which will be followed with a report.