Critical projects will be completed before May 29, 2023, says Taraba Government
Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku
By Celestine Ihejirika, Jalingo
Taraba state government has assured the people of the state that ongoing critical projects in the state will be completed on or before May 29th 2023.
The state commissioner for budget and economic planning Hon. Solomon Elisha who made this known while briefing journalist on the 2023 approved budget allocation assured that the state government will step up her attempts in the mobilization of revenue to reduce overdependence on FAAC, adding that the timely passage of the appropriation and the ascent into law was vital for the completion of government critical projects and transition to new administration in the state.
He recalled, the state governor, Darius Ishaku last year had presented budget estimate of N173.2 Billion which he said was predicated on some basic assumptions as determined by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning in collaboration with NNPC, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the Nation Bureau for statistics (NBS).
Hon. Elisha while breaking down the budget allocation to ministries and MDA’s disclosed that ministry of works and the office of accountant general got the highest allocations of N 28.5 billion, N13.5 billion in that order while state tourism board, council of inter-religious affairs got the lowest allocation of N 22 million, and N 21.9 million respectively.
The commissioner said the budget was anchored on the thrust of government fiscal policy in sustaining reforms, enhancing fiscal resilience and ensuring fiscal and debt sustainability.