2018 Budget Review from the Youth Perspective

The 2018 proposed federal government appropriation bill has been transmitted by the president to the National assembly for approval. The budget which is titled a ‘’budget of Consolidation’’, is the 3rd budget of the present administration. Government hopes will it will assist them consolidate on all the developmental programmes and
infrastructural development gains they set out to achieve since 2015.

The budget is one of the most important instruments of governance because it provides guidance on how government intends to spend public funds to meet the needs of citizens. Unfortunately it has been observed overtime that government budgets and policy thrust detailing priorities are increasingly not funded optimally
resulting in unrealised targets and goals.