From Umar Dankano, Yola
Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla of Adamawa state has presented a proposed budget of N230,989,412,735.00 for 2019 fiscal year to the state Assembly.
Making the presentation at the floor of the House Tuesday,Governor Jirilla said the proposed appropriation budget is targeted at consolidating the gains of 2018 with a view to enhance infrastructural development in the state.
Jibrilla explained that, capital expenditure of the budget which has N127, 494,176,800. 00 representing 55 per cent and recurrent expenditure has N103, 495,235,575.00 representing 45 per cent of the total budget estimate.
The appropriation bill, tagged ‘ Budget Of Next Level‘ is aimed at giving priority to education, health care ,agriculture ,works and water supply in the next fiscal year.
Receiving the budget estimate, Speaker Kabiru Mijinyawa, promised to approve it within one month, to give the executive arm, consolidate on the gains of the last year’s budget achievement.
Mijinyawa further said the estimate which was given accelerated first and second readings on the floor of the house, as commitment by the lawmaker to hasten the approval process.
He lauded the achievement of the 2018 which he described as pass mark for the benefit of the state.