2021 budget: Northeast has been short-changed, governors cry out

2021 budget: Northeast has been short-changed, governors cry out

- Nigerian governors of the northeast have condemned the low provision of capital projects for northern states in the 2021 budget

- The northern state leaders noted that in the provision of infrastructure, the region has been unfairly treated

- In the federal government budget for 2021, the northern region has been provided with the sum of N45.32 billion for capital projects

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The Northeast Governors Forum (NGF) has expressed disappointment over fact that the provision of N45.32 billion out of the proposed N13.02 trillion in the 2021 budget is for capital projects in the region, Premium Times reports.

The governors who made their grievances known in a communique issued at the end of its meeting on Friday, November 27, called for the execution of more capital projects next year to ensure the rapid development of the region.

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In the communique, the governors explained that N45.32 billion represents 0.35% of the proposed budget which means the northeast is highly short-changed.

While making made the appeal in Yola, the forum demanded that the National Assembly review the 2021 federal government budget in the spirit of equity and inclusion.

2021 budget: Northeast has been ‘short-changed’ Governors
Northeast governors have condemned the low provision for capital projects in the 2021 budget. Photo credit: @GovKaduna
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In the provision of roads infrastructure by the federal ministry of works and housing, the forum added that the region has been unfairly treated

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 8, presented the proposed 2021 budget of N13 trillion to the senators and members of the House of Representatives at the National Assembly (NASS) chamber in Abuja.

According to the president, the budget has been themed the budget of economic recovery and resilience.

There was joy among lawmakers when President Buhari announced that the sum of 128 billion has been allocated to the NASS in the budget.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian government at all levels, the federal, states and local governments, shared N604.004bn as federation allocation revenue for the month of October 2020.

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) announced the figure after its meeting on Wednesday, November 18.

The meeting was chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Aliyu Ahmed.

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