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President Buhari To Present 2023 Budget Bill In September


Part Of The 2023 Budget Can Still Be Altered Before Friday Presentation - Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2023 budget to the National Assembly in September 2022.

The Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, made this known at an event on Monday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Akabueze who was represented by the Director, Expenditure (Socials) in the Budget Office, Fabian Ogbu, said the Nigerian leader will present the 2023 appropriation to the National Assembly on the said date, baring any last-minute change.

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.

Ogbu, however, 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.

He said 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.

ASUU Has Blackmailed Every Every Government – Buhari’s Aide

An aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of blackmailing governments in Nigeria.

The Special Assistant to the President on Social Media made the accusation in a tweet via her Twitter handle on Tuesday.

Onochie called on the National Assembly to enact laws that would mandate the leadership of the union to pay the salaries of striking members.

The presidential aide said it is unfair for ASUU executives to live off the union’s dues alone and other members suffer the consequence of the strike.

She wrote: “ASUU has blackmailed every government in Nigeria. The National Assembly should enact a law that mandates ASUU to pay the salaries of striking members.

“The current situation where ASUU executives alone, live off union dues leaving members high and dry, is unfair to their members.”