The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has presented a revised statutory budget proposal of N189,512,094,100 for 2021 to the Senate. The is less by 19 percent than the 2020 Appropriation Act, which was N232.875,365,947.
Presenting the revised FCT 2020 Statutory Appropriation proposal yesterday, December 2 at the National Assembly, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello revealed that the revised FCT 2020 Appropriation proposal was prepared in line with the guidelines stipulated in the Federal Ministry of Finance Circular (FMF/OHM/2020APALT/1), which prioritized growth enhancing, pro-poor and social sector investments.
After presenting the proposal, members of the Senate Committee on the FCT took turn to commend the FCT Aministration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on the FCT, Senator Abubakar Kyari recollected the proactive measures taken by the FCT Administration at the start of the pandemic which included frequent consultations with relevant stakeholders, setting up of isolation centres, provision of palliatives, educating the citizenry and carrying out enforcement measures.
“The Minister we as a Committee appreciate the efforts that you and your team carried out in the health sector, the palliatives, the fumigation and the security agencies, especially the Task Force, led by Attah.
“I remember during our last meeting, I had to commend him because he was all over the place, he was very active and he was moving from nooks and crannies to educate people and also carry out the enforcement of the task force regulation. I’m sure he derived his strength from the leadership of the Hon. Minister.”
Senator Smart Adeyemi commended the FCT Administration for rising to the challenge of the pandemic and urged it to keep up with the measures put in place to control the spread of the disease.
Senator representing the FCT, Philip Aduda also commended the FCT Administration for actions taken at the peak of the pandemic and attributed them to the relatively low numbers recorded by the FCT.