Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari would soon submit the 2017 budget.
Udo Udoma, said this at a Town Hall meeting in Abuja inspired by the Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) focused on Effective implementation of the 2016 Budget.
Senator Udoma said the 2017 Budget would be submitted to the National Assembly in October.
Other ministers at the meeting were Finance-Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Power, Works and Housing-Babatunde Fashola; Solid Minerals Development-Dr Kayode Fayemi; Agriculture -Chief Audu Ogbeh; Health-Prof. Isaac Adewole; Foreign Affairs-Godfrey Onyema; and Environment-Amina Mohammed. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters, Dr Adeyemi Dipeolu.
The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Sa’ad Abubakar, who was chairman of the event was accompanied by the Etsu Nupe, His Highness Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar.