The Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma has said that the 2017 budget will focus on businesses around the private sector.

He said that the budget will create an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive in their business.

“We are focusing on the private sector, we want to create an enabling environment for the private sector”, he stated.

The Minister made this known on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

He said that the aim of the budget implementation is to get the country out of recession, which he said is by spending.

He explained that 30% of the budget is for capital, which from the allocation over 50% will be infrastructure, roads, railways, power amongst others.