ASSEMBLY WATCH

Senate Committee Calls for Sincere and Serious Efforts to Develop FCT as Bello Defends N189b 2020 Budget, Begs for Extension of Time
ASSEMBLY WATCH

Senate Committee Calls for Sincere and Serious Efforts to Develop FCT as Bello Defends N189b 2020 Budget, Begs for Extension of Time

BY OBUTE JAMES The Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory has called for sincere and serious commitment to develop Abuja. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on FCT, Abuja, Senator Abubakar Kyari made the call on Tuesday when the Minister of FCT Administration, Hon. Mohammed Bello appeared before the committee to defend the FCT 2020 revised budget. The FCT 2020 revised budget defence came up when the budget circle has less than one month to expire. Presenting N189 billion as the revised budget for the 2020 fiscal year, Bello said the budget was reduced from N278 billion to 189.5 billion due to revenue shortfall. He said apart from the revenue shortfall, COVID 19 pandemic also cost the FCTA N28.5 billion across all secretariats and agencies under the ministry. He...