The Ministry of Budget and National Planning says it has started preparation of the 2017 budget to enhance economic development. This is contained in a statement by Charles Dafe, Director of Information in the ministry, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
The statement said that the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this when the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) paid her a courtesy visit.
She added that the Federal Government had also started the preparation of the Medium Term 2016-2020 Development Programme to achieve sustainable development.
â€œAs accountants, we can resist corruption, block illegal releases; we need to start from ourselves; we must uphold the tenets of our profession and make ourselves clean and accountable always.
â€œOur administration came on a change mantra; we shall be transparent and accountable to all Nigerians,â€ she said.