|DG BPSR, Dr Joe Abah with Mr Ben Akabueze, DG Budget|
BPSR's monthly Lunchtime Seminar series took place, yesterday Thursday, 26th February 2017. It was the first for the new year.
The theme "Reforms in Budget Office of the Federation" had Mr Ben Akabueze, DG Budget as the guest speaker.
Before the seminar commenced, Dr Abah in a tweet (as seen below) informed all why the monthly seminar is held.
It was the need to inform and involve the public on current reform initiatives, he went on to say in his address at the seminar. Dr Abah announced that the "List of every single item money was released against is available on request."Here's why @bpsr_ng holds monthly Lunchtime Reform Seminars. Next one starts in 40 minutes time. pic.twitter.com/F3r3bpEjJl— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) January 26, 2017
Dr Abah also announced that the 1st and 2nd Quarter Budget Implementation Reports for the 2016 Budget can be viewed on the Budget Office website - http://budgetoffice.gov.ng/
In his address, Mr Akabueze announced that "Nigeria's rate fell by 80.0% from 28.8% of GDP in 2000 to 5.7% of GDP in 2016."
He went on to state that the "key challenges in Budget controls are poor capital expenditure management and late Commencement of procurement"
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The budget reports are available via http://budgetoffice.gov.ng/