PAUCITY OF FUNDS STALLS ASO ROCK PROJECTS, SAYS PERM SEC

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Many ongoing projects at the Presidential Villa, Abuja have been stalled due to funding constraints. The Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr. Jalal Arabi, disclosed this on Friday.

According to a statement by the Deputy Director (Information), State House, Attah Esa, the Permanent Secretary spoke when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Special Duties to defend the 2018 budget proposals and the utilisation of the 2017 budget releases. Esa put the State House budget proposal for 2018 at N15,479,178,778 for capital and recurrent expenditure.

He further quoted Arabi as saying that the 2018 budget proposals of the State House would focus on completing all ongoing projects. He, however, did not list the stalled ongoing projects.