June 1, 2023

Plateau 2023 Budget: N700 Million Allocated For Construction Of The Speaker And Deputy Speaker’s Residences

Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rite Hon Yakubu Yackson Sanda, on behalf of the members of the Assembly and the good people of Plateau State, assured the executive governor of Plateau State rite Hon Barr Simon Bako Lalong of the legislature’s readiness and commitment to commence work by giving the 2023 appropriation bill the desired attention and seriousness it deserves.

The speaker gave the assurance when Governor Simon Bako Lalong presented the 2023 budget tagged-‘Budget of Infrastructural Consolidation and Transition’- to the tune of- One Hundred and Thirty Nine billion, Three Hundred and Fifty Seven million, one hundred and forty-four thousand, nine hundred and eighty naira thirty eight kobo only.

In a budget where 55.72% is for recurrent expenditure, while 44.27% is for Capital expenditure, the sums of 700 million is allocated for the construction of the Speaker and Deputy speaker’s residences at old Bukuru Road and Saint Pirans respectively, while another 700 million is air-marked for the renovation of the Speaker’s lodge in Hwolshe.

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