EU supports FG on strategic budget planning

By Segun Olaniyi, Abuja   |   03 September 2015   |   1:49 am  

BudgetTo aid effective implementation of budgets, the European Union (EU) has organised a training/workshop on strategic budget planning on Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for selected Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Similarly, the body is also embarking on a research methodology and policy analysis for staff of the National Plnning Commission (NPC) and some selected Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as part of measures to enhance the technical expertise of the civil servants for effective service delivery.

In a statement issued by Head of Information, NPC, Salisu B. Haiba said the workshop is being organised as part of the 10th European Union Development Fund (EDF) support to Federal Governance Reform Programme (SUFEGOR) in Nigeria to improve technical expertise of the public servants, for enhanced service delivery in the country.

Secretary to the Commission, Bassey Akpanyung, said the programme is aimed at strengthening the capacity of officers in the area of strategic planning and Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) with a view to ensuring that credible national, sub- national and sectoral strategic plans are developed with the associated financing framework.

“As you are aware, the rebirth of national development planning in Nigeria has placed strategic planning at the forefront of the nation’s economic, social and policy design, as well as monitoring and evaluation.



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