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Buhari Sends 2019-2021 MTEF To National Assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper to the National Assembly for consideration and approval.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, read the letter attached to the document to lawmakers on Tuesday during plenary.
The MTEF when approved by the lawmakers, will form the basis for the 2019 Appropriation Bill.
The president’s letter assured the assembly that works on the budget is progressing well.
“I write to submit the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the distinguished senate pursuant to provisions of the fiscal responsibility act 2007.
“The preparation towards the submission of the 2019 budget to the national assembly is progressing well, the MTEF and FSP were prepared against the background of a generally uncertain economic environment as well as fiscal challenges in the domestic economy to ensure the planned spending is set at sustainable levels and is consistent with overall government developmental and inclusive growth.
“I hereby forward the 2019-2021 MTEF/FSP to this senate and trust that it will be considered to bring the 2019 in order to bring the 2019 budget process to timely closure.
“Please accept, the distinguished senate, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter reads.