From Odeh Ogaji, Jalingo
Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas Friday presented the sum of ₦311,388,525,661.96 to the state house of Assembly for 2024 fiscal year, with governance, Education and health sectors projected as priority.
The governor noted during the exercise that the 2024 state budget which is projected to strive and advance the Taraba social economic development agenda, would place strategic investments in education, infrastructure, Health Care development, agricultural and security.
According to him, the 2024 budget, which is titled :”The budget of moving forward”, would ensure the implementation of prudent financial management practices for the state to achieve sustainable growth, improved Service delivery and enhance the overall well-being of the citizens.
The Voice reports that the sum of N65,524,088,626.72 is allocated for governance, N43, 208,278,849.29 for education while N33,054,686,84804 is allocated for the health sector.
Earlier, Hon. John Bonzena, the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly commended Governor Kefas for his developmental steps so far in ensuring a new Taraba of the citizens’ dreams.
Bonzena disclosed that the developmental agenda of Governor Agbu Kefas within the last six months has installed transformational hope in the minds of Tarabans, and pledged the assembly’s continued support for the executive arm of government to achieve development for Taraba State.