The Federal Government has invited some economic experts to help review and fine tune its Medium Term National Economic Plan.
The invitation of the experts is geared towards allowing them have a say in the budget process and make it richer.
The experts that will brainstorm in Abuja, include Prof. Akpan Ekpo; Prof. Olu Ajakaiye; Prof Joe Umoh; Dr. Obadiah Mailafia; Dr Ayo Teriba; Dr Dotun Sulaiman; Dr Ayo Salami; Mr Boda Agusto; Mr Bismarck Rewane; Mr Frank Nweke; Engr Mansur Ahmed; and Mrs Adepeju Adebajo.
Speaking on the development, the Minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, said the outcome of the experts’ review will form the basis of the economic plan to be made public in December.
Udoma said: “We came in focusing on the economy, corruption and security. An economic management team was immediately put in place with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in charge.
‘’We worked out a plan and started off with the 2016 budget to reflate the economy; then we moved on to the Strategic Implementation Plan, SIP, of the budget”, he stated.
By Timothy Enietan-Matthews…
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