He said the budget is to be financed by estimated recurrent revenue of N68, 242,754,500.00 and capital receipts of N16, 929,717,805.00 is being envisaged in the 2018 fiscal year through internal and external borrowing.
According to the Governor, the budget implementation is expected to consolidate on the Government’s efforts of transforming the education sector through upgrading infrastructure, provision of equipment and materials as well as improving the capacity of teachers.
“We shall continue the enhanced development and improve the well being of our people. The health sector shall continue to be accorded the priority for improved healthcare delivery service”, the Governor stated.
He also said the that the agricultural sector will be given a boost for accelerated economic development while it will continue to promote social investment safety nets and poverty reduction initiatives.
The Governor explained that in 2018, Government would put in place sustainable development and improvement systems, fiscal management, virile civil service, improved security architecture and development of partnerships.
He promised to continue to give the needed attention to the economic sector, rural development, trade and industry, works and infrastructure, water, housing and transport, town and country planning, science and technology, social, health youth empowerment, women empowerment, sports development, culture and tourism, regional development among others.
The highest sectoral allocation in the entire proposal was earmarked for investment in the works and infrastructural sub-sector.
Receiving the proposal, Speaker of the House, Honourable Abubakar Nasiru Nono, assured the Governor of the House’ usual speedy deliberations and passage. He also commended the Governor for his financial discipline in the execution of the 2017 budget.