Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has presented N139,334,317,97 billion as 2017 budget before the state’s House of Assembly.
He presented N109.7B in 2016, which was N29.6B lower than the 2017 budget.
Governor Bagudu, who presented the budget on Tuesday said the last year’s budget was full of challenges but the 2017 budget focuses on agriculture, empowerment, education, health and infrastructural 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 promised that the 2017 budget would put money into Kebbi people’s hand and ensure that they were independent citizens.
While analyzing 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.
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