The Governor of Adamawa State, Sen. Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow has presented a budget proposal of N230.9 billion for the 2019 fiscal year.
Presenting the budget before the State House of Assembly Tuesday, Bindow clarified that of the total N230, 989,412,375, the sum of N127,494,176,800; representing 55 per cent, would be spent on development projects while N103,495,235,575; being 45 per cent, would take care of recurrent expenditures.
Bindow said the fiscal proposal, otherwise named Budget of Next Level, would be used to consolidate on the development projects that his administration has executed, and appealed for accelerated passage.
“I thank you for the good partnership we’ve always had. We will continue to justify the confidence that you have reposed in us,” Bindow told the legislators.
The Speaker of the House, Hon Kabiru Mijinyawa, said the House would give the fiscal proposal accelerated deliberations, and he followed through immediately by presiding over a second reading of the proposal before the governor was ushered out of the House.
Explaining the reason for the speedy start of work on the proposal, the speaker told newsmen after the plenary session that the House intended to conclude work on the proposal before the end of this year.
“The presentation of the budget proposal by the governor is the first reading while the reading that we members of the House did after the governor’s presentation is the second reading,” the speaker explained, adding that the budget proposal would now pass to committee level for closer scrutiny.
Meanwhile, Governor Mohammed Bindow who also addressed pressmen after the House session said the Budget of Next Level would be used largely to execute projects to develop education and health sectors, as the government had done much to develop road infrastructure in the last three and a half years.