Budget: SGF organises compulsory retreat for CEOs, accountants of MDAs

Boss Mustapha

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has ordered the chief executive officers (CEOs) and accounting officers of Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) to attend a compulsory retreat.

The SGF gave the directive in a statement signed by Mr. Lawrence Ojabo, Director, Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), on Monday in Abuja.

He quoted the SGF as saying that the retreat would centre on the Public Procurement Act, 2017 and effective implementation of the 2018 budget.

He explained that the retreat, which was scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja at 8.00 a.m, was organised in conjunction with the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).

“The retreat is to ensure effective implementation of the 2018 budget.

“It will address all identified inadequacies or deficiencies in 2017, with a view to enhancing 2018 budget implementation.”

He noted that the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred E. Oyo-Ita, would be the Guest of Honour, while the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Muhammad Bello the Chief Host.

Registration and collection of retreat materials will take place on Friday, April 6, at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja from 2.00 p.m. (NAN)

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