North-East Governors Reject N45bn 2021 Budgetary Provision For Region

Forum notes that the sub-region has been unfairly treated in provision of road infrastructure by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing.
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North-East Governors’ Forum (NGF)

North-East State Governors have rejected President Muhammadu Buhari's N45.32bn proposed budget for capital projects in the region.

In a communiqué released at the end of their meeting in Yola, the capital of the Adamawa State, the governors noted that the sum represented a marginal 0.35% of the proposed N13.02 trillion.

Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa State Governor, who read the communiqué, said:
"The forum notes with dismay, that despite the challenges of development, especially, the infrastructural deficit in the Northeast, the 2021 proposed budget makes provision for only N45.32bn for capital projects in the sub-region".

"This means that North-East is shortchanged. Forum demands the National Assembly to review the 2021 budget in the spirit of equity and inclusion.

"Forum notes that the sub-region has been unfairly treated in provision of road infrastructure by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing."

In the 2021 appropriation bill for the region, the governors also frowned at the lack of budget allocation for the Mambilla Hydro Project.