Ihedioha proposes N197bn budget for 2020


Chidiebube Okeoma , Owerri

The Governor of Imo State , Emeka Ihedioha , on Wednesday presented the 2020 budget estimates of N 197 , 607 ,272 , 328 to the state lawmakers .

Ihedioha said the proposal was to help to rebuild the key sectors of the state ’s economy .

The governor highlighted that under the proposed budget , which he tagged, ‘Rebuild Imo budget one,’ recurrent expenditure would gulp N 91 ,337 , 822 ,128 , while N 106 ,229 ,450 , 200 would be expended in capital expenditure .

He added that health , job creation, ease of doing business , infrastructural development and agriculture would be given priorities .

Ihedioha said there would be value for money and transparency in governance if the 2020 budget estimates were approved by the lawmakers .

He said , “As I indicated in my inaugural address , we have commenced the rebuilding and upgrading of the four technical colleges in the state under our Technical and Vocational Education Training programme .

“Our target is that by 2020 , we should have hit a 60 per cent mark of post-basic students as enrolees in the TVET system . ”

The governor added that the administration was giving attention to capacity building in technology .

He said , “For instance , we facilitated the training of 200 teachers in Microsoft Office and basic Internet skills by Digital Bridge Institute , a training arm of the Nigerian Communications Commission .”


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