Adamawa Govt. Presents N175.19 Billion As
2023 Budget Proposal With Priority on Education,Road Networks .
From Umar Dankano,Yola.
In an effort to boost sources of internally generated revenue,the Adamawa state government has engaged a professional consulting firm to revive and manage its abandoned Yola International hotel.
That,untapped sources of IGR would be harnessed towards improvement of revenue in the state within the 2023 fiscal year directing all ministries,departments and Agencies to use vote books for enhancing internal control mechanism and budget monitoring as budget officers will be posted to them forthwith.
Commissioner of finance and Budget,Ishaya John Dabari made the disclosure in Yola yesterday while briefing the media on the breakdown of the 2023 budget proposal stressing that with the dwindling economic challenges facing the country,state governments need to think out of the box for survival.
Recalled Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintir had on Friday last week presented a budget proposal of over N175 billion christened “Budget of consolidation”to the state house of Assembly for consideration and approval with education and roads construction having highest allocations.
Dabari said education sector and roads construction receives N20billion and N19.8 billion while health as well as Housing and Urban development got N6.9billion and 3.6billion accordingly.
Dabari highlighted that Reform of government and governance receives N16.6billion,Enhancing skills and knowledge N12.6billion while the debt profile of N15billion was liquidated.
He further disclosed that recurrent expenditure,personnel cost will receive N33.9billion,Overhead cost;N61.6billion as public debt charges;N9.34billion,totally N105.11billion.
According to him,the Governor’s office receive N3,3 billion,Deputy Governor’s office has N944million while Accountant General’s office got N22.8 billion respectively.
The Commissioner expressed satisfaction with the 2022 budget performance saying that as of 30th September,the government had realised N77.3billion out of the N163billion of the total estimate .