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The good news about this Budget is the shift from focus on oil revenue – NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Gombe State Chapter has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the 2018 Budget presentation to the National Assembly.

Haruna Kamara, the Chairman of the union, gave the commendation  on Tuesday saying that the Budget showed a shift from over dependent on oil revenue to other areas.

“The good news about this year’s Budget is that government has shifted from depending on oil revenue to other avenues.

“This is a good development showing that we will no longer rely on oil and government is improving means by which more revenue will be generated through tax to fund the Budget”, he said.

According to him, this is what the country is seeking for long, to develop like other countries in the world.

He also appreciated the government for allocating N45 billion for the North East Development Commission for the reconstruction of the region.

Kamara said the 15 percent increase on critical infrastructure development in 2018 Budget, compared to the 2017 Budget, showed a lot of improvement in budgetary process.