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National Assembly, Finance Ministry meet over 2023-2025 MTEF/SFP

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

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The leadership of Nigeria’s parliament, the National Assembly on Tuesday held a consultative meeting with the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed over the draft 2023-2025 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper(MTEF/FSP).

 

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase led key leaders from the two Chambers to the meeting which held behind closed doors at the Senate wing of the National Assembly.

 

Also in attendance were the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba and heads of government revenue generating agencies such as NNPC Limited, Nigeria Upstream Regulatory Commission, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria Custom Service and also the Director General of the Debt Management Office.

 

Senator Lawan who noted that the meeting was at the instance of the Finance minister, said the discussion on the 2023-2025 MTEF/FSP, in a way, was to kick start the budget process for 2023.

 

In a similar vein, Hon. Wase who stood in for the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila expressed the readiness of the House to work together with relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring that “we give the best for our country and we shall do that with the utmost sense of duty and with all patriotism”.

 

The Finance minister said the views of the lawmakers would be appreciated on the proposals which would also be scrutinized by the Federal Executive Council(FEC) on Wednesday.

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