Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, yesterday signed into law the Niger State “Budget Revision law, 2021.” The governor signed the law at the Government House, Minna. Speaking with newsmen, the Permanent Secretary, Niger State Planning Commission, Hajiya Ramatu Umar, explained that the 2021 budget was reviewed downward following the significant reduction in the inflow of revenue into the state. According to her, “Based on the revenue inflow into the state, there was a short fall leading to the downward review of the expectation for the year. We had to review downward in order to be on the safer side, to absorb the shock.
“We removed from the allocations that were not utilised to the needed projects and this was as a result of emerging issues that were not taken into cognisance in the budget during the preparation of the initial budget. “So, we have to review the budget in order to meet up our aspirations and developmental projects.”