President Muhammadu Buhari may present the 2023 appropriation to the National Assembly in September.
That is the last budget he would present before end of his administration.
The Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, gave this hint on Monday in Abuja at training on budget preparation using the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System.
Akabueze, who was represented by the Director, Expenditure (Socials) in the Budget Office, Mr Fabian Ogbu, said the federal government under Buhari is determined to ensure consistent and timely preparation, submission and approval of annual budgets as part of its Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms.
“The main goal of this training is to provide continuous learning to equip budget personnel with the requisite knowledge, skills and the tools they require to prepare and submit the 2023 budget,” he said.
“It has been observed that MDAs do not study the budget circular in detail, as such make mistakes that should ordinarily be avoided if they had complied with relevant sections of the budget cycle.”