2022 Fiscal Budget: Borno State Government seeks citizens’ inputs

Abubakar Mohammed, Maiduguri.

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In line with the transformation agenda of the present Borno State Government under the leadership of Prof. Babagana Umar Zulum, the State Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning organized a one-day town hall meeting to allow stakeholders and the general public to make an input in the coming 2022 Fiscal Budget.

 

Speaking during the occasion, Hon. Adam Lawan, the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning said, “Borno State’s 2022 budget proposals will be prepared with total collaboration of our various community groups and in line with the 25-year Development Plan and 10-year Strategic Master plan framework.

 

“I want to assure you that your inputs during this meeting will count and will go a long way in improving the budget process of our dear State”.

 

The Permanent Secretary,  Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning,  Hajiya Maryam Shehu, who also spoke at the occasion said, the development was part of many reforms being undertaken by Gov. Babagana Zulum’s administration to make the budget process transparent and in tune with global best practice.

“Gone are the days when budgets are done without consulting with the people, which the government is expected to serve,” she said.

 

She noted that the ministry has opened a website in line with public finance management and that the budgets of 2017 to 2021 have been uploaded for citizens to assess.

The Borno State Governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Isa Marte Husaini, said, “it is part of this  government’s administration policy to get the input of the people for the budget.

“This will make the budget the people’s budget”.

 

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