He also said that there was a need to create a brand new paradigm in the management of our national economy through proper planning, stressing that “to pass the final litmus test, the country’s new push, coming on the heels of Mr President’s commitment to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years, will be accountable and inclusive.”
He further stated that the 2021 budgetary process would commence early so as to ensure more engagements and achieve robust contributions in order to have a better budget for the country.
According to Agba “a team has been set up in the Ministry to look at the next successor plan to the Economic Revocery and Growth Plan (ERGP) and the Vision 2020, which would both come to an end in December next year.
He noted that “the current budget is a derivative of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP),” pointing out that “our focus is on the priority areas.”
Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Ministry of Finance Dr Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, in his remarks, expressed optimism that the 2020 budget, when passed, would lead to sustained growth and job creation.
He urged all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to implement the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) scheme in their various institutions.