Nigeria’s 2020 budget disfavours Plateau – Senator

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Senator Iftifanus Gyang

The Senator representing Plateau North in the Nigerian National Assembly, Istifanus Gyang has said that Plateau State has for years been unfairly represented in successive budget proposals in the country.

The 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday also shows less of Plateau State, Gyang told the Senate on Thursday.

“Budget making has to demonstrate fairness, equity and inclusiveness.

“It is my desire that the Senate will address this imbalance and to make provision for the Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi Road, and equally facilitate the completion of the Jos Yakubu Gowon Airport Heipang,” the Senator said.

The Senate Committee Deputy Chairman on Defense equally pleaded for the review of the allocation to defense.

“One Hundred Billion naira to me, is grossly inadequate to the combined armed forces to address the critical issues of security in this country,” Gyang said.

The ex House of Reps member insisted that the budget must address infrastructural deficits, poverty and human capital development.

He equally called the Senate to review cost of procurement to match global best practices.

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