Civil society groups have converged in Abuja to analyse the various provisions of the 2019 budget ahead of the resumption of the National assembly.
In a presentation the Acting Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission Dr. Victor Morako urged the CSOs to assist in pressurising some Federal agencies to comply with the FRC Act by remitting their annual surpluses to the Federation account.
Dr. Morako also sought assistance in making some government agencies comply with submission of their annual financial reports.
In an address of welcome, the lead director of the Centre for Social Justice, organisers of the summit said the initiative is to deepen reforms in the nation’s budgetary process.
About thirty civil society groups are participating in the annual summit.