The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Budget, Planning and SDGs, has expressed its dissatisfaction over 2022 poor budget performance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the State.
Hon Mohammed Ibrahim Agah Muluku, the Chairman of the Committee expressed the committee displeasure when the management of the SDGs appeared before the committee to defend its 2023 budget today in Lafia.
Muluku said that SDGs as an intervention body has been doing well over the years and wondered why it was no longer performing as expected .
” We have invited you to come and defend your 2023 budget as well as tell us your challenges, if you have any ” he added
” I don’t want to be a rubber stamp chairman of a committee, your 2022 budget performance is very poor, since you have not achieve more than 5 per cent, then something is wrong somewhere,
” The committee is not satisfied with your budget performance.
” If you have any challenge or challenges, let’s us know so that we can intervene by talking to His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule on your challenges.
” As Gov. Sule is a listening leader and he has the interest of the people of the state at his heart,” he said.
The chairman urged the management of the SDGs to be alive to their responsibilities for the overall development of the state.
He assured of the committee’s readiness to support the agency to succeed .
” We are going to dialogue with His Excellency about SDGs in Nasarawa State so that next year should be better for the people of the state as far as SDGs is concerned ” he said.
Earlier, Mr Murtala Muhammad, the Senior Special Assistant ( SSA) to Gov. Sule on SDGs while defending the agency 2023 budget said it has achieved 4.7 per cent budget performance from January to September, 2022.
Muhammad, who was represented by Mr Daniel Anzaya, the Director of Finance and Accounts ( DFA) of the agency assured of their readiness to live up to their responsibility.