Section 121 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) provides that “The Governor shall cause to be prepared and laid before the House of Assembly at any time before the commencement of each financial year estimates of the revenues and expenditure of the State for the next following financial year”. It is in line with this Constitutional provision that I am here today to lay before this Honourable House the draft estimates for the 2022 financial year.
Alhmadulillah, despite the numerous challenges the State Government is facing especially in terms of low revenue earning and security challenges in some parts of the State, implementation of the 2021 Budget has recorded some progress.
Indeed we have designed a plan of action for the 2022 financial year that will ensure completion of the developmental projects of critical sectors in the State, especially Roads and Infrastructures, Water Supply, Health, Education, Agriculture and Environment. The 2022 Budget is therefore tagged as “Budget of Economic Resilience”.