Abubakar presents N102bn bud­get to As­sem­bly

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

Bauchi State Gov­er­nor Mo­hammed Ab­dul­lahi Abubakar has pre­sented the N102 bil­lion re­viewed bud­get to the state House of As­sem­bly.

The bud­get is a down­ward re­view of the N127.89 bil­lion ear­lier pre­sented to the As­sem­bly by the im­me­di­ate past gov­er­nor, Mal­lam Isa Yuguda.

The gov­er­nor ar­gued that most of the pro­vi­sions made in the 2015 bud­get by the past ad­min­is­tra­tion do not con­form with the pri­or­i­ties of his ad­min­is­tra­tion and the APC man­i­festo.

“This ne­ces­si­tated

a need to set the ma­chin­ery in mo­tion to re­view 2015 bud­get, re­flect­ing eco­nomic re­al­i­ties as well as the pri­or­ity ar­eas of this ad­min­is­tra­tion in line with the party man­i­festo,” he said.

Gov­er­nor Abubakar said out of the amount, N63 bil­lion was for re­cur­rent ex­pen­di­ture while N39 bil­lion was for cap­i­tal ex­pen­di­ture.

He ap­pealed for co­op­er­a­tion from mem­bers of the House of As­sem­bly to en­able him carry out his du­ties and to jus­tify the man­date given to him by the peo­ple of Bauchi State.

“I am there­fore so­lic­it­ing the co­op­er­a­tion of this House in car­ry­ing out a re­form in all the sec­tors. The jour­ney will not be an easy one, so it is im­per­a­tive for all hands to be on deck”, he said.

Re­spond­ing, the Speaker, Bauchi State House of As­sem­bly, Kawuwa Shehu Dam­ina, com­mended the gov­er­nor for his com­mit­ment to de­vel­op­ing the state.

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