17th January, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi
The Adamawa State Government has Budgeted the sum of One Hundred and Five Billion, Four Hundred and Fifty Nine Million, and Sixteen Thousand Naira (N105,459,016,000:00) Only for its Recurrent and Capital Expenditure for 2017 Financial Year.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla who presented the Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly for consideration, explained that the objectives of the Budget is to achieve the target of providing democracy dividends to the people of Adamawa state.
Tagged "BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION ", the Governor said that the document was prepared in such a way that development should be extended to hooks and cranies of Adamawa state in order to touch the lives of the people of Adamawa state for the better.
Governor Jibrilla reminded that his Government has declared a State of Emergency on Education and Health sectors, stressing that the major percentage of the Budget will be allocated to Education and Health sectors,adding that Fifty-Two per cent (52%) is for Recurrent while Forty -Eight ( 48%) is for Capital Expenditures.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla use the forum to thanked Members of the State House of Assembly for their support and cooperation being given to his administration in his efforts to improve the well being of the citizens of Adamawa. He pointed out that the relationship between the Executive arm and Legislature are very cordial.
While receiving the 2017 Appropriation Bill, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly Rt. Honourable Kabiru Mijinyawa thanked the Governor for the presentation and assured that the document will be given the desire attention by the Honourable House.