By Soni Daniel, Abuja
The Federal Government, yesterday, declared its intention to achieve 100 per cent implementation of the 2016 Budget in spite of the late signing of the 2016 Appropriation Bill.
The Ministry of Budget and National Planning disclosed this in Abuja, yesterday, saying the clarification became necessary to clear the “misrepresentation by some newspapers that full implementation of the budget had been ruled out because of the late start”.
“Responding to a question from State House correspondents who sought to find out whether, given the late approval of the budget, it would still be possible to achieve 100% implementation, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, had conceded that the late approval might constrain full implementation, nevertheless the Federal Government intends to still try its best to achieve 100% implementation”, a statement from the ministry stated.
The statement was signed by the Media Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, James Akpandem.
“At no time did the Minister rule out the possibility of full implementation as indicated by one or two newspapers.”