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2020: Expect revolution in infrastructure, Commissioner assures Sokoto people



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Alhaji Abdussamad Dasuki, the Sokoto State Commissioner for Finance, on Friday assured people of the state to expect revolution in infrastructure development in 2020.

The Commissioner said the government would comply with International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS) in its implementation of the  state’s 2020 budget for sustainable development.

The budget which is to the tune of over N202.4 billion has as N122.8 billion for capital expenditure, N32.7 billion as personnel cost and N46.8 billion for overhead.

Dasuki who spoke in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Sokoto disclosed that the 2020 budget was the first to apply the IPSAS in the state.

He said the government was fully committed toward making the budget very realistic to cover all aspects of human development and enhance the living standard of people in the state.

“I want to assure the good people of Sokoto state that the 2020 budget implementation is going to be very transparent and accountable throughout the process.

“This year, our state is going to experience nothing but revolution in terms of infrastructure and budget implementation for the overall benefit of our people.

“The government is fully committed, as our revenue generation has reasonably appreciated, as such we expect nothing but a lot of development,” he said.

NAN recalls that Gov. Aminu Tambuwal had on Dec. 27, 2019, assented to the state’s 2020 budget passed by the State House of Assembly.

Edited by: Chidi Opara/Maharazu Ahmed

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