Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has presented the sum of 156.5 appropriation bill to the State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year.
The Governor said the budget is targeted as “Budget of Sustained Economic Growth and Social Transformation – Meeting the Next Level Agenda II.
He said that the budget is higher than the 2020 Original and Revised Budgets by 2.4% and 29% respectively.
Badaru explained that the total provisions for recurrent and capital expenditure across these two sectors amount to about N78.25 billion equivalent to almost 50% of the total budget.
“Almost 50% of the total proposed budgetary provisions are earmarked to the two most critical human development sectors, namely education and health”
He said education sector accounts for 36.4%, of the total budget, the Health Sector allocations amount to about 13.5% – about on point below the target mark of Abuja Declaration.
Governor Badaru, however, stated that the consolidated income and expenditure positions of the 27 Local Governments is about N71.83 billion which is about 5% over the 2020 original consolidated approved estimates of about N68.32 Billion.
Speaker, Jigawa State House of Assembly, Idris Garba Jahun said the previous budget has achieved about 90% implementation also assured to give speedy consideration.