2022 Budget: Lagos assures residents of greater infrastructure
• Concludes Five-day Stakeholders Consultative Forum
Lagos State government has assured residents of fair representation and significant investment in the area of infrastructure in the 2022 budget preparation.
This was made known at the conclusion of a five-day consultative forum held in Ikeja, on the 2022 appropriation bill across the five divisions of the state (Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe), aimed at seeking the input of different stakeholders on the incoming year’s budget.
Speaking shortly after the event, the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube, who thanked Lagosians for their participation in the budget preparation process, said the government would carefully look into the inputs, concerns and submissions by their representatives, while assuring of equal representation in the budget.
“These five days have been very important to us; we have heard from the people of Lagos. We are going to document everything that we’ve heard from them. We won’t promise that we’ll be able to do everything that they have highlighted because the budget is always out driven by certain limitation such as revenue, but we promise that we will take them seriously.
“We are going to ensure that we engage the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in respect of these things and we’re going to review the submissions from the MDAs to see how much of these things can be accommodated in the budget.”
The Commissioner stated that the 2022 budget estimate would follow the audacious N1.164 tr 2021 appropriation law, focusing significantly on infrastructure and other people-oriented programmes.
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