MTEF 2018-2020: Time for a new beginning

The 2018 budget cycle seems to have revved up its engine in preparation for full acceleration. In the outgone week, the draft Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2018-2020 was reported to have been presented to the National Economic Council. The MTEF sets the parameters that undergird the revenue and expenditure for the next three years and specifically is the basis for the preparation of the 2018 federal estimates by the executive. It also sets out policy priorities and the direction of economic (more…)

Concluding thoughts on Nigeria’s economic restructuring (2)

The new economic paradigm should not be one of perverse incentives where physical and intellectual laziness and lack of creativity is encouraged and rewarded under an equalisation programme. Rather, it should be one that encourages creativity, the enhanced use of the intellect and physical action for the purposes of economic growth and development. In this direction, taxes such as Value Added Tax and any sales tax under any guise whatsoever should be collected and utilised by the states or (more…)



The House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services (Committee) has requested for the support and technical assistance of CSJ to use empirical evidence to review the 2017 federal health budget. The Committee expects CSJ to facilitate a legislative retreat on the health budget estimates and to take action to facilitate the work of the Committee towards the approval of the health budget. The overall goal is to contribute to the production of an effective 2017 federal health (more…)