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Edo: Local councils urged to harmonise budget timeline

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A WORKSHOP aimed at streamlining the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Budget Process for local government officers across the state, which was organszed by Edo State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, in Government House, Benin City, Edo State capital.

The workshop was on realistic budget preparation using MTEF and National Chart of Accounts (NCOA), and to develop a work plan that will align local councils’ budgetary estimates with that of the state.

One of the speakers in the workshop, Ebuwa Odeh, happed on unification of budgetary timelines between state and local government to ensure better management and efficiency.

And as well suggested the need to adopt the National Charts of Account (NCOA) in preparing budgets at the local government level to enable the local government councils domesticate state plans.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning,  Vera Obadan, said that the workshop would boost the capacity of the councils in preparing a workable annual budgets in line with global best practices, which will ensure better budget implantation in a new activity-based local council of our dream.

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