Taraba State Internally Generated Revenue in 2015 stood at N 4.1 billion placing Taraba (state) 30th out of 36 states and her 2017 budget of N110 Billion is to be funded by Federal allocations of about N31 billion and other Federal receipts like VAT, Budget support, federal government refund and other miscellaneous receipts together with internal and external loan proposals.
Meanwhile, Taraba State government was given NGN 420 million ($1.5m) to upgrade the healthcare facilities in the State. We expected that special funds like the Save One Million Lives Performance for Results, prepared specifically to revitalise the healthcare centres in the state would have been judiciously used for its sole purpose. Reports have confidently revealed that the reverse has been the case as the Governor has been on a spending spree with his guys in government.
One fact is. These funds were retrieved from theWorld Bank in form of loan but were given from the Federal Government to the states as a grant. We fear for our future as there’s no better way to mortgage the future of the masses than this.
These funds will have to be returned in future if we don’t stop this malicious trend from Darius Dickson Ishaku and his guys.
As a citizen, do you still think sitting down and watching as these suckers called politicians suck our future dries is the best thing to do?