Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has signed the state’s N189.43 billion 2020 budget into law. He stated that it will promote education, healthcare delivery, and other infrastructures for the growth and development of the people.
The 2020 budget was tagged: “Advancement, Growth and Development.”
The governor, while signing the budget on Monday in Makurdi, said, "Benue people are eager to see us deliver good dividends of democracy no need for procrastination again."
Recall that Ortom had earlier presented the same N189.4 billion 2020 budget estimates to the state House of Assembly for approval in November.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Titus Uba, said that the lawmakers had to forgo their Christmas vacation to ensure that the budget was passed within record time so that the 2020 budget implementation would commence on Jan. 1.
The governor promised to run an all-inclusive government that would accommodate ideas, suggestions, and constructive criticism for the good of the people.
“If we do not fear Benue people that elected us we are bound to fear God," he said.
The governor further said that his administration would also consolidate on the success recorded during his first term and ensure that there were no more mistakes.
He further disclosed that he would “personally” monitor projects, stressing that “no more office work, we will be more in the field now.”