Gov. Lalong presents N145.4bn budget for 2018 fiscal year


Simon Lalong, Plateau State Governor

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has presented the 2018 Appropriation Bill of over N145.4 billion to the state House of Assembly for approval.

The governor presented the bill tagged “Budget of Rescue and Consolidation” to the house on Thursday in Jos.

According to him, “the budget seeks to consolidate on the gains and achievements of the administration since inception of the rescue mission in 2015’’.

Lalong said the budget was made up of N69.6 billion capital and N75.8 billion recurrent expenditure.

“The budget has a total size of N145. 4 billion; N75. 8 billion which represents 52.13 per cent of the budget is for recurrent expenditure while N69.6 billion, representing 48.87 per cent is for capital expenditure.

“As part of our rescue mission, we shall continue to accord priority to the welfare of civil servants through timely…

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