The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has called on the federal government to swiftly, diligently and comprehensively implement the 2018 Budget just passed by the National Assembly.
This, according to APGA, is in order to engender quick and massive execution of capital and other projects.
The swift implementation will as well stimulate general economic growth and ameliorate the very harsh economic condition prevalent in the country.
APGA made the call on Monday in press release issued by the National Publicity Secretary, Chief Henry Okolie-Aboh.
Speaking further, Chief Okolie-Aboh stated that the 2018 Budget proposal was late in submission and passage by the Executive and the National Assembly respectively.
He said, however, that if speedily, religiously and painstakingly executed, it would nevertheless still positively and generally affect the socio-economic well-being of the nation.
APGA, therefore, advised the federal government to be proactive and put all its implementation machinery in fast motion.
This, according to Okolie-Aboh, will enable it cover some lost grounds and achieve at least 80% execution if not 100% implementation of the Budget.
In conclusion, APGA urged the National Assembly to be totally committed to its oversight functions and make sure that all the federal government ministries, parastatals and other agencies of government adhere strictly to the Budget as it was passed.
It also enjoined all hands to be on deck and see to the well utilization of the budgeted funds and the full implementation of the Budget as it was passed, so as to turn things, especially the economy, round.
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