Why Cross River’s 2022 budget is christened ‘Conjugated Agglutination’ — Ben Ayade

Professor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has presented to the state’s Assembly, a “Conjugated Agglutination” budget for 2022.

Giving a breakdown of the N276 billion, the governor said N106 billion would be for recurrent expenditure while N170 billion would be for Capital expenditure.

However, the governor while explaining the reason why the budget is christened Conjugated Agglutination, said; “it is a cascade of so many projects, back to back to ensure their completion. Putting all together to form a new envelop, that when it explodes you will see a new prosperity agenda.”

The Budget which is markedly different from the previous year, according to the governor, focuses on the completion of ongoing projects like the Obudu Cargo and passengers International Airport, Obudu British/Canadian International School, the Odukpani Junction flyover among many others.

Also constituting the focus of the 2022 budget, Governor Ayade said it seeks to ensure the sustenance of his administration’s policy of regular payment of salaries.

Ayade further stated that the budget was aimed at “crystalizing all other budgets into one With a view to marrying all certainties with reality.

“The Macro economic indices is beyond my control and it a huge challenge that has caused a lot of difficulties for the state,” he said.

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