Habibu Idris Gimba, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State on Thursday presented a budget of N163,155,366,000 to the state House of Assembly for consideration for the 2023 fiscal year.
Presenting the budget tagged, ‘The Budget of Continuity, Consolidation and Economic Transformation,” the budget was 0.49 per cent less than the 2022 budget.
The governor said it would focus on the completion of ongoing projects in pursuance of government’s post-insurgency recovery and speedy socio-economic development programme.
He said the recurrent expenditure would gulp N87,800,717,000 (57%) while N75.3 Billion (43%) had been earmarked for capital expenditure.
To promote girl child education in the state, Buni said the budget would fund the establishment of seven government girls’ day senior secondary schools in Damaturu, Buni-Yadi, Geidam, Gashua, Sabon Garin Nangere, Nguru and Potiskum, as well as renovate existing ones.
Buni said the 2023 budget had a proposal for the completion of the remaining primary healthcare centers to meet the target of establishing one functional primary healthcare centre in each of the 178 electoral wards and the construction of the Renal Transplant Center at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital.