Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Ortom Tasks MDAs On Budget Implementation

The Benue State government has directed its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure 100 per cent implementation of the 2016 budget.

The State Governor, Samuel Ortom, gave the directive on Monday, with the executive oversight power vested on the Director of Budget in the Ministry of Finance.

He signed the 2016 Appropriation Bill of 150 billion Naira into law at the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State’s capital.

The Governor warned his executive committee members to avoid plundering state resources set aside for government projects, so as to deliver its campaign promises to the people.

In his reaction, the Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Honourable Terkimbi Ikyange, asked the executive arm of government to ensure proper construction of massive roads across the state as captured in the budget.

“This is to enable movement of agricultural produce from the farms and increase the campaign on improved value chain in the sector,” he said.

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