Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has signed the year 2020 Appropriation Act of N155,459,814,700.12 into law.
This shows a considerable increase of N7,247,885,151 against the 148,211,929,549.12 approved earlier by the State Assembly.
In a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mary Berje, said the 2020 budget proposal now consists of Recurrent Expenditure of N70,002,224,042.12 and a Capital Expenditure of N85,457,590,658.00.
The budget, entitled ‘Budget of Inclusion for Sustainable Development’, is anchored on the completion of all ongoing projects, especially those that have attained 75% completion as well as consolidate and improve on the gains recorded so far.
With the signing of the 2020 Budget, the state government is also expected to focus on the construction and or completion of ongoing state and township road projects, particularly the dualization of the Minna-Bida road among others.