Gov. Bello presents N145bn 2022 budget of accelerated result to Assembly
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Kogi State Government has restated its commitment to ensuring probity and accountability in the utilisation of scarce resources.
Governor Yahaya Bello stated this while presenting the 2022 budget proposal to the Kogi State House of Assembly.
Governor Bello, who noted that the outgoing year has been challenging in view of the economic downturn experienced all over the world, explained that the 2022 draft budget, tagged ‘Budget of Accelerated Results’ is designed to achieve important macroeconomic goals while ensuring effective delivery of good governance to the people.
The Governor maintained that the budget is aimed at wealth creation, poverty reduction, employment generation and enshrine fairness, transparency and accountability in the governance of the State.
Governor Bello promised to continue to explore avenues for improved revenue, strengthen anti-corruption measures and cut down on waste of all resources.
According to him, the Recurrent Expenditure of the proposed budget is N90.15 billion which are 61.79 per cent while Capital Expenditure is N55.74 billion, making 38.12 per cent giving 100 per cent total of N145, 896,720.913.
The Governor called for the speedy ratification of the budget to enable the government to implement the policies, programmes and projects contained in the Budget proposal.