Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse
Governor Muhammad Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, on Wednesday, presented the sum of N157.54 billion to the state’s House of Assembly for the 2019 fiscal year.
The budget which was tagged as “sustained economic growth and social transformation” is about 14 per cent above the amount appropriated under the 2018 appropriation bill.
The Appropriation Bill was made up of N83 billion which stands as recurrent expenditure while the sum of N73 billion stands as capital expenditure from the budget.
Governor Badaru explained that, the personnel costs including local education authority is, N55 billion overheads and other recurrent expenditure N15,456,000,000.
He added that the sum of N5,355,000,000 stand as internal and external loans payment, while Contingency Fund stand at N6,000,000,000 with stabilisation fund at N1,500,000,000.
The governor added that the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) will take N13,750,000,000, federal transfers comprising of statutory allocation, value added tax and other miscellaneous receipts at N71,260,000,000 while local government contribution for primary education and primary healthcare personnel will take N22,760,000,000.
According to Governor Badaru, the sum of N8 billion was proposed for agricultural sector, N22.8 billion with an estimate of one third of the total capital expenditure was earmarked for road transport development.
The educational sector also take one third of the total expenditure outlay with the allocation of N36.9 billion and N15.8 billion for recurrent and capital expenditure.
He said, the health sector would get 13 per cent of the total budget with the sum of N10.6 billion for recurrent and N9.4 billion for capital investments.
Governor Badaru maintained that, the consolidated income and expenditure positions of all 27 local government council amounts to about N68.32 billion.
While making his remarks shortly after receiving the bill, the Speaker Jigawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Isa Idris Gwaram, assured of speedy passage of the budget for the benefit of Jigawa people.