Delta govt approves medium term expenditure framework, targets N306 billion budget in 2021
Other projections in the budget include 40 dollars per barrel oil benchmark, oil production volume of 1.86 million barrel per day and inflation rate of 11.9 per cent.
During a virtual meeting presided by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the council also gave a nod to a projection of N306.44 billion budget size for the 2021 fiscal year.
The Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this during a press briefing at the end of the council meeting in Asaba.
Aniagwu listed other projections in the budget as 40 dollars per barrel oil benchmark, oil production volume of 1.86 million barrel per day, inflation rate of 11.9 per cent, projected gross domestic growth rate of three per cent and official exchange rate of N360 to the dollar.
He said "The document, which is also referred to as the Economic and Fiscal Update, Fiscal Framework and Budget Policy Statement (EFU-FF-BPS) fulfills the requirements of the Fiscal Responsibility Law (2020) as amended.
"In line with international best practice and the desire of the state government to ensure appropriate financial management and resource allocation, the 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP document is the sixth rolling edition in the series.
"The document is the basis for the preparation of the 2021 budget and having been approved and adopted, it will be processed to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval and for application in the preparation of the 2021 revenue and expenditure budget estimates of the state."
He added that the production of the MTEF/FSP (Economic and Fiscal Update, Fiscal Framework and Budget Policy Statement) marks the first step in the budget preparation cycle.
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