The Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, says budgeting process is critical in the nation’s quest to achieve sustainable economic growth.

He spoke during the opening session of the nationwide training of budget officers ahead of the 2018 budget preparation in Lagos on Monday

He said the Federal Government had adopted an automated platform in order to enhance early preparation of the budget.

Akabueze said the automated platform called the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System would make budget preparation and submission very seamless.

the DG said To ensure the smooth switchover, budget officers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies were being trained across the country by internal and external facilitators.

-PUNCH

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