Fintiri presents N175b budget proposal for 2023

By Suru Charles 

A budget proposal of N175 billion has been presented to the Adamawa state House of Assembly, by the state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

The budget is tagged “Budget of Consolidation and projects”. He said the budget if finally passed, will consolidate what his government has done in the previous years since he became governor in 2019.

The budget which was presented on Friday has a total proposal of N175,019,054,060 comprises a recurrent expenditure proposal of N105,011,432,436 or 60 percent of the total proposal and a capital expenditure proposal of N70,007,621624 or 40 percent of the total budgetary proposal.

He also announced that education is allocated the biggest share of the capital expenditure proposal because apart from working to sustain numerous ongoing projects in the sector, some new ones, such as establishing three special schools for the gifted, will be accommodated in the proposed budget.

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In line with his tradition of prompt delivery of projects, he said all ongoing projects will be completed in the time frames allotted to them.

Also speaking, the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Aminu Iya Abbas, expressed confidence that when reviewed and approved, the 2023 budget will be diligently implemented by Fintiri’s cabinet.

He announced that in admiration of Fintiri’s implementation of free education to citizens of the state, the Assembly had started work on a bill to make a law mandating all subsequent governors to implement free and compulsory basic-level education in the state.

The speaker also pledged to work tirelessly round the clock alongside his colleagues to facilitate the passage of the budget.

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