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COVID-19: Gov Lalong signs 2020 revised budget into law

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The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has signed into law the revised 2020 Appropriation Bill with growing need to take care of realities which has greatly affected the economy of the State.

The 2020 Budget was revised from N177 billion to N122 billion due to the negative impact of the ongoing COVID-19 disease which has reduced the state’s earnings even in the face of demands for funds to carry out statutory responsibilities.

While signing the revised budget into law at the new Government House, little Rayfield, Jos, Governor Lalong said that the state had to engage in various cost-cutting measures to enable us manage the lean resources efficiently.

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He said, “For us as a State, the impact has been huge as our earnings have drastically fallen even in the face of demands for funds to carry out statutory responsibilities and also respond to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

“That is why we engaged in various cost-cutting measures to enable us manage the lean resources efficiently and also try to fulfill our most basic responsibilities of providing services to our citizens.”

Governor Lalong also reiterated the commitment of his administration to work through this challenging period by effectively applying available resources to the most critical areas that will benefit the citizenry and assist us bequeath a lasting legacy for the people of the State.

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