CHIEF Patrick Omeje, the Chairman of Nsukka LGA in Enugu State on Friday presented a budget estimate of N2.96 billion for 2020 fiscal year to the councilors for consideration and approval.
The budget tagged ”Budget of New Beginning ” had a proposed recurrent expenditure of N2,434,432,144.00 and capital expenditure of N526,400,000.00.
The three sectors the budget was allocated are: Administration, Economy and Social services, while economy sector had the highest budgetary allocation.
Omeje said the budget proposal would be funded from expected statutory revenue allocation from Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), Value Added Tax, Internally Generated Revenue and others.
“Two billion, two hundred million naira is expected to come from statutory allocation and eighty million naira from Internally generated revenue.
“Six hundred million naira is expected from Value Added Tax, and Eighty million naira only from others, ” he said.
The council boss highlighted the achievements of his administration in his first tenure to include: opening Lejja link road which linked the people with Aku in Igboetiti LGA and Akpugo Eze in Uzo Uwani LGA.
In addition, renovation of Adada house that served as guest house and conference centre, donation and energising of electricity transformers in Umukashi, Ezeani, Ibeku Opi communities and inaugurating of health centres at Akpa Ozzi and Anuka communities.
Omeje urged residents to continue to join hands with him to move the council forward, urging those he had offended in the course of carrying out his official functions to forgive him as he had already forgiven anybody that had offended him.
“I commend councilors, stakeholders, traditional rulers, the media and all residents for their support to my administration and urge them to keep it up,” he said.
The LG boss urged councilors to give the budget proposal accelerated passage to enable the council to start implementation of the budget for the benefit of Nsukka people.
” In your usual support and determination to move the council forward, I will be happy if this budget is given accelerated passage,” he said.
Responding, the Leader of Nsukka Legislative Council, Mr Celestine Ugwuoke, commended Omeje for his style of leadership.
Ugwuoke assured the chairman that councilors would look into the budget, ask questions where necessary as well as give the budget speedy passage.
“We will give budget speedy passage for the benefit of Nsukka residents as well as to enable the Chairman to continue his developmental agenda in the area.” (NAN)
– Jun. 5, 2020 @ 14:25 GMT |