By Ambrose Nwaogwugwu.
Recurrent expenditure, typical of classic mischief makers of Imo extraction has been trending on the social media ever since the governor of the state; Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON presented to the State Assembly what will become the first budget of his administration, which was instinctly dubbed ‘The RebuildImo Budget 1’.
Aside the more deliberate and prudent demonstration of the RebuildImo government as conversely put into the 2020 budget, only what the merchants of mischief and constant witnesses of gnashing of teeth and agonies from Imo state could make topic of discussion was the RECURRENT EXPENDITURE as if they were to be a collection of new lexicon that recently got introduced to the literary community of the state.
In futile attempts to ridicule the budget, people who could not even spare a simple minute to read a short article talk more of very elaborate and voluminous speech of that nature were making uninformed analysis on a document they neither know it’s full wording nor the import.
Like one of them I challenged for an intellectual debate on the RebuildImo Budget 1, told me that he was not interested in knowing what ever that are in the speech but to copy and paste the ignorant lines pasted to them on their private groups because like Boxer in the classic setting of animal farm “If Comrade Napoleon says it, it must be right,” and these irredeemable bunch mumbles and always in a haste to outdo one another to paste things they do not even know it’s slightest scope or it’s full working grips.
That was why many of them have been running around with the word “recurrent expenditure” to ridicule the state government and the governor to public opprobrium without even knowing that they were actually indicting their evil pay masters.
For the sake of the “iberiberism” folks who have been working themselves out lately, I will like to explain the term “recurrent expenditure” so we can place things on their right perspectives.
Recurrent expenditure can be defined as any payment that is not pertaining to capital expenditure, these types of payments include goods and services, wages and salaries, employer contributions, interest payments, subsidies and transfers, etc.
One of the “iberiberists” has even ignorantly compared Okorocha’s 62 Billion Naira recurrent expenditure budget the previous fiscal year to Ihedioha’s 91 Billion Naira because according to their iberiberism, more money meant more looting. How wrong they were in their blissful foolery.
More additional 30 billion Naira to the recurrent expenditure by Gov. Emeka Ihedioha means that he is giving adequate provision for the welfare of Imo workers.
The increase in the recurrent expenditure means that Gov. Emeka Ihedioha isn’t in for any joke or dubious activities when he promised Imo workers and pensioners of their full wages and salaries.
More addition of the 30 Billion Naira to the recurrent expenditure by Gov. Emeka Ihedioha is simply working his talks about worker’s welfare – the welfare of Imo workers were of firm resolves and he has shown in deed and action and even in concrete budgets that he is committed to keeping that promise because his words have always been his bond.
By selling that recurrent expenditure dummy, these uninformed children of “iberiberism” were simply showing the whole world how callous and wicked their failed pay master were to the generality of Imo workers and pensioners in the State and unknowingly to them, they have also shown the whole world that Gov. Emeka Ihedioha means business when it comes to the welfare of Imo workers and pensioners. That’s the price of iberiberism.
Aside the direct touch that Imo workers and pensioners will enjoy from the increased funds of the recurrent expenditure, subventions also got a 50% increase from what it used to be in Okorocha’s failed era as more projects and other governmental businesses that will spur the financial status and fortunes of the state will be immensely of benefit thereby raising both the employment and favorable results for the generality of the people.
When next they slam high recurrent expenditure on you, remind them how they have indicted their failed administration by themselves, which the present government are working very hard to clean up.
- Ambrose is a Social Critic and lives in Accra, Ghana
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