APC calls on government agencies to speedily implement Budget

Aanya Igomu, Abuja

Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC has called on Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to effectively speed up the implementation of the 2016 Appropriation Act so that the objectives of the Budget will be realised.

The party’s National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun said this in a press statement after the 2016 budget was signed into law.

He commended the Legislators and President Muhammadu Buhari for successfully passing the Budget.

The party also commended Nigerians for their patience and understanding during the consideration, passage and eventual presidential assent of the Appropriation Act.

 “The APC assures Nigerians that the 2016 National Budget caters for many of the promises made to the Nigerian electorate by the party in the course of the 2015 presidential campaign. This includes the safety net created to cater for the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerians amongst other pro-people developmental policies.

 “Already, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has announced that the implementation of the 2016 budget will focus on 34 key programmes grouped under four thematic areas – security/policy governance, diversification of economy, succour for vulnerable Nigerians, and reflating the economy through investments.

“The APC hereby calls on all stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians to support and ensure the success of the laudable programmes contained in the 2016 National budget as they will positively affect every facet of Nigeria’s socio-economic life” the Statement read.