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Gov Buni presents N164bn budget to Yobe Assembly

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Grace Cofie

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Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has presented a budget proposal of N164bn to the state House of Assembly for consideration for the 2022 fiscal year governance.

The budget tagged “Budget of Continuity, Empowerment, and Accelerated Development” was presented on Thursday and according to the governor, was a 17.3 per cent increase from the 2021 budget.

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The governor stated the budget was in pursuance of the developmental goals in line with the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the state.

The details of the budget allocated N29,840,294,000 for infrastructure, representing 18.2 per cent of the total amount proposed, N28,728,344,500 allocated for education, which represented 17.5 per cent while health got N18,338,145,000 representing 11.2 per cent of the total budget.

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While presenting the proposal, Buni said the 2021 budget approved and passed by the state assembly recorded a performance rate of over 60 per cent despite dwindling revenue generation.

“It is pertinent to note that in spite of the global economic meltdown, the overall performance of the 2021 budget was therefore, N92.62bn indicating 66.21 per cent success. The rate of the performance is expected to further increase before the fiscal year ends,” he said.

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Buni said the the proposed 2022 budget, when approved, would concentrate on the pursuance of goals on post- insurgency recovery and economic rejuvenation.

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