The Delta State Government has announced that it is proposing the sum of N425 billion for its appropriation bill of 2022, which will be transferred for approval.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, alongside Commissioner for Economic Planning, Mr Barry Gbe, and Commissioner for Housing, Mr Festus Ochonogor, after the State Executive Council meeting on Friday in Asaba, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Information Commissioner said other proposals approved by the council included low-cost housing for low-income workers, and road projects, among others.
“So, a number of issues were taken up, ranging from development of infrastructure to the 2022 budget, housing scheme for low-income workers, procurement of medical equipment for the Mother and Child Centre, Owa Alero.
“The council approved for construction, the 756-metre Amoro Street in Enerhen, Uwvie Local Government Area, Osamo Street in Ika North East; Ozu-Onyia Ogbe Stree in Ika South and Okpolo/Enwie Road in Isoko South LGAs.
“Also approved is a high-powered committee to be headed by the deputy governor, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, to look into issues of sanitation to ensure that we maintain a much healthier sanitation in our state,” he said.
The Commissioner for Economic Planning said he recommended planning for the state to spend a total of N388 billion for 2022. However, the council, after deliberations, increased the 2022 budget to N485 billion.
What you should know
The 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory generated a sum of N1.31 trillion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2020. Delta state recorded an IGR of N59.73 billion for the period.