DAILY FILE – Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday released the proposed 2020 budget estimate for the State.
The Governor presented the sum revenue of one Hundred and Eighty-nine Billion, Four Hundred and Eighty-three Million, Five Hundred and Eleven Thousand and Twenty-Five Naira (189,483,511,025) only to the State House of Assembly.
Governor Ortom disclosed that he has challenged himself and included in the budget a giant project of an airport in Makurdi, the State capital
According to the Governor, the budget tagged, ‘Budget of Advancement, Growth and Development’ is to ensure adequate provision for implementation of programmes that can reflate the state economy and accelerate growth, as well as completion of on-going projects and the consistent payment of personnel emoluments.
However, DAILY FILE observed that, Ortom in his early stage of first term laid foundation for the construction of cargo airport along Makurdi -Lafia road, some few kilometers from the state capital but the work did not come to life.
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