From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has presented N139,334,317,97 billions as 2017 budget before the state’s House of Assembly.
He presented N109.7billions in 2016, which was N29.6 billions different from 2017 budget.
Governor Bagudu, who presented the budget on Tuesday without sectoral breakdown, said the last year’s budget was full of challenges which he described as worst budget.
He said the 2017 budget would be focus on agriculture, empowerment, education, health and infrastructure facilities.
The Governor also said that his administration would settled all the outstanding pensions and gratuities inherited by his government before the end of year.
He said that the 2017 budget would put money into Kebbi people’s hand and ensure that they were independent among States in the country.
While analysed the 2016 budget, the governor said, the state has recorded great achievement in agriculture,provision of electricity, water supply to the people of the state and rehabilitation of selected Primary and Secondary schools in the state.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the House, Abdulmumin Sama’ils Kamba, assured the governor that the lawmakers would deliberate on the budget and ensure it speeding passage for the purpose it meant for.