By Umar Yusuf
YOLA—Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, has presented N95 billion budget for the 2013 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly, tagged “budget for continued delivery of democracy dividends,”
Nyako said the proposed budget was articulated against the backdrop of the current economic challenges and realities on the ground, adding that N20.960 billion was for personnel cost; N28.383 billion – over head cost just as Consolidated Revenue Fund charges would take N6.460 billion while N39.040 billion was budgeted for Capital Expenses.
According to the governor the 2013 budget was principally designed to promote continuity of his administration’s efforts to transform the state economy for massive development programmes.
He said his administration would continue to ensure that basic social infrastructural facilities for primary health care delivery, electricity, portable water for “our rural population, provision of quality education and technical/formal agricultural skills at vocational centres for youths are pursued vigorously.”
“We intend to formally commission in the new year, Adamawa-German Diagnostic Centre in Yola to reduce hospital tourism abroad and the first ever agricultural skills development centre of international standard in our country.”
The Governor, however, commended the State Assembly members and the people of Adamawa for their continued support to his administration.
He said his vision remains the rapid socio economic development of the state through Agricultural development as the centre piece and the provision of requisite security environment and social facilities.
He informed the House that the 2012 budget of N87.91 billion that was graciously approved, so far 62 percent of the revenue projection or N54.75 billion has been realized and expended.