The Nigeria government will present the 2019 budget to the National Assembly in September in a bid to restore the January to December budget cycle. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, confirmed this in an exclusive interview with national daily in Abuja.
The minister said the federal government had consulted widely with members of the National Assembly in that regard. The presentation of the last two budgets could not achieve that threshold.
The president presented the 2017 fiscal document to the lawmakers in the second week of December 2016 while that of 2018 was presented in the first week of November, 2017