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NIGERIA: Jang Signs 2014 Appropriation Bill, Swears in New LGA Chairmen

The Plateau State Governor, Jonah David  Jang, yesterday said his administration would  remain committed towards completing the numerous projects he had embarked upon
Jang said this on  the  occasion  of the siging  into  law  the  2014 appropriation bill of N225,058, 026,306.00  and  swearing in  of 14 newly  elected  local  government  council chairmen at the  Government House in Jos.
He stressed that development was for the people and his administration was determined to give the people of the state the best.
“We are aware that tomorrow will judge us base on what we do today. That explains why our administration has always encouraged the local government authorities to develop their communities.
“While we strive to better the lots of our people, we are challenged by limited resources. We have had to reorganise all our revenue generating agencies towards mobilising sufficient funds to finance our projects.
“We also appeal to our citizens to cooperate and pay all taxes such as land levies and water rates among others.
“In addition, we are exploring all avenues for revenue including the federal government and the private sector,” he said.
The governor stated that: “A major bane of budget implementation is monitoring. I therefore wish to direct the state Planning Commission to ensure that all ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) of the government strictly comply with budgetary provision. I also charge them to immediately commence the process of budget implementation so as to avoid last minute rush.
“Similarly, all expenditures should be carried out based on budget approval.
We will not relent in our fight against corruption.”
Jang also congratulated the state Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) for delivering a successful and peaceful exercise, stressing that: “Our electorate and all political party supporters have equally demonstrated great maturity and understanding before, during and after the elections.”

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