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Why we jerked up Adamawa’s 2018 Budget by N15bn – Lawmaker

Friday, December 22, 2017

/ by Mykebou
The Adamawa Assembly Committee on Budget and Appropriation, has given purposes behind the jolting up of the state's 2018 spending plan by finished N15 billion.

Newsmen report that the house had on Thursday passed the financial plan of N177.9 billion as against the underlying proposition of N162.7 billion displayed to it by Gov. Muhammadu Bindow.

Addressing newsmen on the expansion on Friday in Yola, Mr Abdulrahman Abubakar, the council's Chairman, said the advancement wound up noticeably essential for legitimate subsidizing of some key activities that would quick track the rapid change of the state.

“For instance, we added over N6 billion to education; N1.5 billion to youth empowerment, N3 billion to works and N2 billion to rural electrification,” Abubakar said.
He also stated that the committee recommended measures on how to boost the state internally generated revenue and to ensure proper implementation of the budget.

“In my committee’s report on the budget, we recommended the need to take measures to block leakages and diversion of internally generated revenue.

“We recommended the centralization of revenue collectors in all revenue generating ministries, departments and agencies.

“We recommended that henceforth, all the house of assembly standing committees should take oversight functions more seriously, thereby ensuring the monitoring and performances of MDAs.

“All MDAs must make a compulsory quarterly report on the working of the approved budget to the Honourable House”.

culled from Vanguard

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