Enugu State government is to construct a flyover to tackle the perennial traffic jam at the popular Abakpa T-junction along NOWAS/Nike road, Enugu.
This was contained in the 2021 Budget presented to the Enugu House of Assembly by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Wednesday.
Governor Ugwuanyi presented the 2021 budget estimate tagged; “Budget of National Recovery and Continued Growth” estimated at One Hundred and sixty Nine Billion, Eight Hundred and Forty Five Million, Seven Hundred and fifty eight Thousand Five hundred Naira. (169, 845, 758, 300) .
The budget is 13% higher than the 2020 revised Budget of N146,374,641,080.00
The recurrent expenditure according to the budget will take N68.771bn which represents 40.00 percent while the capital budget gets a N101.1bn which represents 60 percent Of the 2021 budget.
2021 Budget the governor said is part of their 8-point agenda stressing that the 2020 budget achieved most of its set out agenda which made Enugu state outstanding and the fastest growing in terms of the economy in the entire country despite the economic hardship occassioned by the covid19.
Landmark projects in the 2021 budget include the rehabilitation of the 9th Mile Water scheme, completion of the International Conference Center, Construction of Flyover at T-junction by Nike lake Resort centre, Nike Road, Abakpa Nike, Enugu, Completion of ESUTH Teaching Hospital, Igboano, Construction of Station Road-Subway road, etc.
While thanking the House for their robust support, the governor thanked them for the speedy passage of the 2020 budget.
The speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi assured the Governor that the budget will be passed in a record time.
The Speaker thanked the Governor for his continued support, assuring him that they won’t take it for granted.