Federal Government agencies in the Presidency held consultations on the 2021 budget toward meeting the September deadline for the submission of the document to the National Assembly.
Deputy Director Information, State House Attah Esa who confirmed this in a statement, said the Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar, led the 2021 budget bilateral meeting.
He added that the virtual meeting was between government agencies under the Presidency and officials of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
Esa quoted Umar as saying that the preparation of the 2021 budget estimates takes into consideration the policies and strategies contained in the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, MTEF/FSP which is the Federal Government pre-budget statement.
The statement said, Umar also explained that in line with the directive issued by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the budget was being prepared using the Zero-Based Budget, ZBB approach.