The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of 100 per cent implementation of the 2016 budget signed on Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udo Udoma made this known in a statement issued by his Media Adviser Mr. Akpandem James.
Udoma denied the statement credited to him by some national newspapers that full implementation of the 2016 budget is not possible.
According to him, “The Federal Government aims, and will be working, to achieve 100 per cent implementation of the 2016 budget in spite of the late signing of the 2016 Appropriation Bill.
“This clarification becomes necessary to clear the misrepresentation by some newspapers that full implementation of the budget has been ruled out because of the late start,” he said.
The minister had earlier on Friday while responding to questions from State House correspondents on said that he had “conceded that the late approval might constrain full implementation of the budget.”
He, however, said he had, at the same time, said “the Federal Government intends to still try its best to achieve 100 per cent implementation.”