By Marok Nuhu Haruna
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has sign the 2018
appropriation bill into law after the bill was scrutinised by the
State House of Assembly.
According to the governor, the total budget stood at 151.221
billion comprising 42.9 billion as the recurrent expenditure while 108 billion is the capital expenditure.
In his remarks at the sighning ceremony which took place at
Government House in Birnin Kebbi, governor Bagudu tagged the budget as ‘budget of transformation ‘ streamline to effectively cater for the continuation of projects already started by his government.
He said apart from carrying out vital infrastructural projects , the state government in the budget has set aside 2 billion for fish farming and pastoralist communities and another 1 billion for women empowerment while renovation ,expansion and construction of primary schools will gulp 4 billion naira in 2018.
Bagudu acknowledged the abundant natural resources of the state and promised to do more to tap them for the benefit of state .
He mentioned that the state government has signed an agreement with NNPC for the production of ethanol through sugarcane farming in the state.
He thanked the State House of Assembly for the speedy passage of
the bill into law.