JIGAWA State governor,
Alhaji Muhammed Badaru
Abubakar has presented the
sum of N134.17 billion as
2018 proposed appropriation
bill to the state House of
While presenting the
proposed estimate tagged
‘Budget of Sustained
Economic Growth and Social
Transformation’ to the House
yesterday, the governor
said the budget was slightly
above that of 2017 by about
3.3 percent.
The budget consists of
recurrent expenditures with
personnel costs, overheads,
consolidated revenue fund
charges and other recurrent
expenses relating to service
delivery of N65.535 billion,
equivalent to about 48.8
percent of the total estimate.
He said that N67.035 billion
was earmarked for capital
expenditure, accounting for
about 50 percent of the total
estimate, which is about 0.7
percent below that of 2017.
Abubakar stated that
agriculture and livestock
development, in line with
government’s avowed
commitment to diversify
the state’s economy and
achieve food self-sufficiency,
was given over N9.3 billion
to be expended on various
agricultural projects and
programmes during the 2018
fiscal year.
“In continuation with
the Education Change
Agenda, interventions as
it affects basic and senior
secondary education as well
as continued funding for
our tertiary schools, about
N17.7 billion is earmarked
for capital investments in the
education sector as a whole,
representing about 26.4
percent of the total capital
budget,” he declared.
Speaking, after the budget
presentation, speaker of
the House, Alhaji Isa Idrith
Gwaram promised that the
lawmakers would deliberate
on the budget and ensure
quick passage, adding that
the House would work with
the executive to ensure rapid
socio-economic development
of the state.

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