From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has signed the N151 billion 2019 appropriation bill into law.
The budget allocates N104 billion for capital projects, and N47billion for personnel and recurrent expenditure represented 70% and 30% of the budget.
Governor Bagudu, while speaking during the signing of the budget tagged “budget of consolidation”, disclosed that his administration would dwell more on road construction, 40 new nomadic schools,225 primary health care centres across the state.
“The total budget is N151 billion which is about 400 million dollars. We have N104 billion going for capital projects and N47 billion for personnel and recurrent expenditure “. Bagudu commended the lawmakers for their prompt scrutiny of the budget despite their serious engagement in political campaigns stressed that the budget would be judiciously utilized for infrastructure development in the state.
Earlier, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Development, Alhaji Muhammed Zelani Yauri disclosed that the budget was designed to brighten the future of the state as well tap underdeveloped natural resources in the state.
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Abudulmumeen Samaila Kamba in his remark described the budget as the best in the history of the state with large percentage going into the capital projects.