Lalong signs 2018 budget into law

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By  Marie-Therese Nanlong.

Jos – Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has signed the 2018 appropriation bill into law with a charge on citizens to pay their taxes and other levies on time so that the budget would be executed as planned.

The budget whose size is placed at N146, 406, 074, 921.00 only is tagged, “Budget of Rescue and Consolidation” and N70, 505, 477, 530.00 representing 48.16% would be used for capital expenditure while the sum of N75, 900, 597, 391.00 only representing 51.84% would be spent on recurrent expenditure.

Gov. Lalong

However, the State House of Assembly which had earlier increased the budget from N145,488,066,352.00 only to N146,406,074,921.00 said the increase which is N918,008,569.00 representing 0.63% is for their “constituency projects and other critical areas of needs that warrant such expenditure.”

According to the Governor, “The 2018…



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