Introduction to dRPC Budget Work

The term Budget as everybody knows “is an estimate of cost, revenue, and resources over a specific period reflecting a reading of future financial condition and goals”. Public budget is important because it enables the government to plan and manage its financial resources to support the implementation of various programmes and projects that best promote the wellbeing of the people. In recent years, civil society organizations (CSOs) working around budget advocacy work in Nigeria have documented frivolous and wasteful expenditure running into several billions of naira from annual federal budget documents. The little spending that ought to have been beneficial to the people in terms of provisions of much needed critical infrastructures, human capital development and pro-poor social interventions including Health often suffer from inadequate release of funds, un-completed projects, and outright abandonment!

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