Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has said that the time has come for the state to look inward on ways to finance the 2020 budget as over-reliance on the federation account for the State allocation is no longer tenable.

The Governor made the declaration while declaring a public engagement on the 2020 budget open which has now become an annual ritual in the present administration, saying that citizens will continue to remain the centre piece of his administration.

He also said that his administration will continue to find innovative ways to manage finances in view of the paucity of funds the State grapples with and the depletion of national revenue generated from oil.