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Borno govt presents N184bn budget

28 December 2012, 10:02

Maiduguri - Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno on Thursday presented a budget  of N184 billion for 2013 to the state legislature for approval.

Shettima said at the presentation that N132 billion of the amount would be for capital expenditure, while N52 billion was for recurrent votes.

He said the budget was aimed at kick-starting the economy of the state.

"Mr Speaker, honourable members, our budget is aimed at kick-starting the recovery, growth and development of all segments of the society.

"We shall do this through a conscious, scientific and consultative approach to create avenues for empowering our rural populace with cottage industries, among others," he said.

The highest allocation of N36 billion was for the Ministry of Works and Transport, while the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education received N21 billion and N13 billion respectively to be second and third.

Others were Ministry of Health, N14 billion, Ministry of Agriculture, N9 billion, and Ministry of Sports, N3 billion.

The governor thanked the state assembly for  its numerous collaborations with the executive toward the development of the state.

Shettima appealed for a speedy passage of the budget to enable the government to begin its implementation in earnest.

Responding, the Speaker, Mr Abdulkarim Lawan, gave an assurance on quick passage of the budget by the assembly.



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