Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Tuesday presented 2021 Appropriation Bill of N122,852,045,22.49 to Ebonyi State House of Assembly.
The budget was tagged “Budget of Stabilization and Consolidation in a Recession”.
However, the sum of N55.2 billion stood as the difference in 2020 initial budget of N178.136 billion
Umahi said: “Our major revenue is expected to come from Federation Account estimated at about N52bn or 42.33% of the budget. Other revenue heads like IGR, sales of international market stores, land proceeds, sales of malls, other receipts etc will account for the balance of N57.994bn or 47.53% of the total budget. We are projecting to increase our IGR from projected N10,569,074,353.56 in 2020 budget to N12,858,297,657.83 or 10.47% of our total expected revenue”.
“In 2020, our projected actual revenue receipts by Dec, 31st 2020 is N122,138,799,059.13 which is 92.53% performance. We are therefore staying on side of what is possible by our 2021 budget of N122,852,045,222.49 which is just 0.6% higher than our projected 2020 budget performance”.
In the budget breakdown, Human capital Development and Empowerment will gulp N3,259,779,838.94 or 2.65% of the total budget. The amount was intended to deploy N3bn as ENDSARS empowerment programme for youths and women.
The Ministry of health and health-related programmes, according to the Governor, will gulp the sum of N18,706,279,929.28bn, accounting for 15.23% of the total budget.
“In 2021, we intend to complete the EBSU Medical School and deploy the school. We will complete the 14 General Hospitals.”
“The issue of Covid-19 programme will be pursued vigorously especially with the ugly trend of likely second wave showing up. We will partner with FGN for the vaccination of our people against Covid-19 in 2021. We will step up the health of our citizens to the next level”. Umahi said.
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