The governor of Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku, on Friday presented an Appropriation Bill of N139,460,435,961 to the state House of Assembly for consideration as budget for the 2021 fiscal year.
Christened ‘Budget of Restoration and Stabilization’, the Bill pegged the state’s recurrent expenditure at N82,910,048,650, while capital expenditure is proposed to gulp N56,550,387,310.
Governor Ishaku, while presenting the Bill to the lawmakers, said that his administration’s fiscal policy anchored on transparency, accountability and prudent management of lean resources.
According to him, to further consolidate the developmental achievements by the government in the 2021 fiscal year all, government agencies must follow approved estimates and also monitor capital projects.
The governor said this would ensure that released funds are utilized for the right purposes.
In his remarks while receiving the fiscal document, the speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Albasu Kunini, assured the governor of the lawmakers’ cooperation and readiness to timely consider the budget estimates and passage of the Bill.