You will recall Governor Darius Ishaku had, on December 19, submitted a proposal of N213.6 billion for the 2020 fiscal year to the State House Assembly for consideration. The lawmakers jerked the budget to N215.8 billion, an increase of over N2 billion.
The lawmakers considered the increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) in the country to jerk up the budget. You will recall that the new financial bill signed by the President increase vat from 5% to 7.5%
This budget is a budget of Acceleration Growth and Development (AGD) with the Ministry of Works, Housing (WHT) and Transport having the highest. The focus of the Governor is to complete critical infrastructure across the state, including some ongoing projects and others that would kick start, such as the Marraba Baissa Road, Wukari Sukindi Road, NYSC camp to Welcome to Jalingo around, Pantinapu with Fly over around Road block, which is going to be a double carriage, Among others.
Hon. Solomon Elisha Hon. Commissioner Budget and Planning