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Minister: Improved healthcare, priority for President Buhari’s administration

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration places a very high premium on improving health care delivery and social welfare of Nigerians, according to Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udoma.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Udoma Udoma: Federal government working hard to create more jobs

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Thursday explained that even though the unemployment figures released recently by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show an increase in the unemployment rate, it is important to stress that this is not the same thing as job losses.

Udoma Udoma: 2.5 million Nigerian children malnourished

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Monday disclosed that about 2.5 million children under the age of five years might be in danger of being afflicted by severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria.
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma – Minister for Budget and National Planning

Udoma Udoma: Nigeria has room to borrow more

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has declared that Nigeria still has sufficient room to borrow more whenever the need arises.
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma – Minister for Budget and National Planning

Minister: Non-oil sector growth evidence of Nigeria’s economic recovery

About 2.05 per cent growth recorded in the non-oil sector in the second quarter of the year is evidence the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) implementation is yielding positive results, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said.

Senator Udoma: Nigeria’s poverty ranking baseless

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, has described the recent ranking of Nigeria by World Data Lab in Vienna, Austria, as the poorest country as ‘baseless’, saying it did not reflect the true situation of things on ground in the country.

Senator Udoma: Nigeria’s economic outlook for 2018 positive

Minister of Budget and National Planning says Nigeria’s economic outlook for 2018 and over the medium term is very positive.

Minister: Why President Buhari may not sign 2018 budget

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari might not assent to the 2018 budget recently raised to N9.1 trillion by the National Assembly, with additional N501 billion.

Federal government hails IMF projection of Nigeria’s economy

The Federal Government has expressed satisfaction over the economic outlook by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of Nigeria, especially in 2018.

Federal government faults Bill Gates’ comments on economic growth plan

The federal government says contrary to comments made by Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, human capital development is a priority in its economic blueprint.

Minister Udoma Udoma loses brother Inam Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has confirmed the death of his immediate elder brother, Mr. Inam Udo Udoma.

Nigeria’s foreign reserve peaks at US$40 billion – Senator Udoma

The Federal Government says that Nigeria’s current foreign reserves has peaked at US$40 billion against the previous high of US$24 billion in September, 2016, an indication of the country’s economic recovery and reversal of capital flight.

No suspicious items in 2018 budget – Senator Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said that the 2018 budget, which is currently undergoing scrutiny by the National Assembly, is very transparent and masses-driven, devoid of suspicious items contrary to speculations by a some commentators.

2018 Budget: Federal govt advises commentators to use citizens’ portal

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning has advised commentators to use Citizens’ Portal provided by the ministry for clarification on budget matters before making any public comments.

Labour matters high on federal govt’s priority matters – Senator Udoma

Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, says labour matters command high priority in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

ERGP: Federal govt calls for focus on developmental measures

The Federal Government has urged planners, policy experts and managers to focus on development measures capable of sustaining and accelerating the country’s economic recovery and growth efforts.

We’ll grow economy as rapidly as we can – Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, on Wednesday said that with the exit of the economy from recession, the task ahead is to grow the economy in a rapid manner.

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