State Governor Babagana Zulum has presented a 2021 Appropriation bill of about 209 billion Naira before the state’s Assembly.
It is tagged, “The People’s Budget of Recovery and Consolidation.”
It has a recurrent expenditure of 72.7 billion and capital expenditure of 135 billion Naira for the fiscal year.
Governor Babagana Zulum said, the budget would be financed from recurrent revenue of 90.2 billion and capital receipt of 118 billion Naira.
The budget is expected to consolidate the recovery effort of the government, and set foundation for the implementation of the state’s Development Plan.
The Ministry of Works got the highest allocation of 19 billion, followed by the Ministry of Education, with 16 billion, while the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement was allocated over 15 billion Naira.
Professor Babagana said, his administration will continue to pursue with vigour, the resettlement of more communities such as Malamfatori, Kareto, Abadam and Sabon Gari.
The idea is to meet the target of closing down IDP camps by May, 2021.