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Budget: Gov. Ishaku Has Not Voilated Any Law- Aide

 ●Governor ordered full implementation of budget, directs Commissioners to hit ground running


Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has tasked  ministries and agencies of the state government on proper implementation of the 2020 budget, directing the commissioners to hit the ground running immediately.
The Governor signing  the 2020 Taraba State Appropriation Bill into law said it provides for projects that will rapidly open up the state for fast social and economic development.Titled 'Budget of accelerated growth and development,' Gov Ishaku said the budget represents the determination of his administration to work harder and leave indelible marks on the sands of history in the state.He said the budget has been specially tailored to cover most areas being targeted for development under his rescue administration.
Gov Ishaku recalled some of the landmark achievements of the first tenure of his administration and noted that water provision,  education, transportation, health and empowerment of women and youths remain the most notable. He commended the state House of Assembly for the cooperation his administration had enjoyed so far and without which the achievements would have been impossible.
He said the administration was determined to consolidate these achievements by working harder in the second phase of his administration.
The administration, he said, would soon inaugurate the Taraba State water Company to consolidate the gains of his administration in the provision of water.
He disclosed that the dualisation of Airport road in Jalingo has begun with the movement of the contractors to site. The road will have an overhead bridge and make ample space for parking by heavy duty vehicles
Also speaking at the ceremony, Rt Hon Joseph Albasu Kunini, speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly said members had to forfeit their Christmas and New Year holiday to pass the budget quickly. He commended members for the sacrifice and Gov Ishaku for the cooperation the members had enjoyed from his administration.He promised the cooperation of the House with the Executive arm of government to ensure faster development of the state.
Special Adviser Media to the Governor told Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper that the governor had not voilated any law by signing the budget out of the state as been speculated in the public. He added that since the governor is still in the country, its needless to transmit power to his deputy.
''Like i told you the governor is not on the hospital bed, he is in Abuja working for the state. The most important thing is that the budget has been signed and the people of Taraba should look out for implementation of the budget, the governor has given a direct instruction that the budget should be implemented to the last.
''The law is clear on when to transmit power if not in the country but the governor is in Abuja,  Nigeria, so there is no violation of law in this case,'' Bala Dan Abu said.
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