The Bauchi State Ministry for Budget and Economic Planning has conducted public hearings across three senatorial zones on the 2022 proposed budget.
Addressing the event at the closing ceremony of one of the hearings with participants from the Bauchi South Senatorial held at Zaranda Hotel Bauchi, the State Commissioner in the ministry, Aminu Hammayo explained that the hearing was to get input of people at the grassroots before the formulation and consolidation of the budget as it is going to be demand-driven.
Aminu Hammayo added that the public hearing would also allow for a wider participation and all-inclusiveness of citizens and create a sense of ownership and sustainability of government projects.
He further explained that it would create an opportunity for the government to interact with people and act as a mechanism for feedback.
The Commissioner urged the participants to provide useful inputs and advice in line with development objectives of the state government and its funding constraints.
On his part, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Honorable Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki assured that, the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed would continue to execute and implement people-oriented projects that would improve their standard of living.