The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning, Asiwaju Idris Asiru who disclosed this after the State Executive Council meeting held in Government House Lokoja, on Monday said the proposed budget tagged “Budget of Accelerated Result” is to be sent to the State House of Assembly for consideration soon.
Ashiru Idris noted that approval was also granted for the engagement of a Consultant to coordinate and manage the Alape Staple Processing Zone.
Meanwhile, Commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo told Newsmen after the Council meeting that the State Government is at the verge of acquiring license to ensure a level of control of its Solid Minerals can be achieved.
He said the move was aimed at strengthening the sector to provide employment and improve revenue generation.
Fanwo also revealed that the State Executive Council has approved a contract for the construction of offices and residential quarters for the Mobile Police Squadron Unit in Okene Local Government to boost security and serve as incentive to the personnel.
He said Governor Yahaya Bello assured the people of Government resolve to provide adequate security of lives and property.
On the Ganaja flyover, the Commissioner said additional work had been assigned to the contractor handling the project to make it the strongest and best flyover in the country.
According to Fanwo, Government is to provide necessary logistics for the State Primary Insurance Agency with a view to strengthening the Agency to provide healthcare services for the people.
The Commissioner said approval was also granted for the procurement and installation of 461 units of integrated solar powered streetlights in Lokoja township.
He noted that previous ones had been vandalized stressing the need for the people to take ownership of government installation and protect them.