Nigeria: Gombe Budgets N104.9 Billion For 2018 Fiscal Year

By Auwal Ahmad

Gombe (Nigeria) – Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State, northeast of the country has presented a budget estimate of over 104.9 Billion Naira to the State House of Assembly for the 2018 fiscal year .

The budget tagged “To enhance growth and economic development ,” out of the amount, N52 .9 billion is for capital expenditure, while N51.9 billion goes for recurrent expenditure.

Dankwambo said the budget was done bearing in mind the experiences and economic challenges the nation went through in 2017. ” We are committed to providing a secured livelihood for the people of Gombe State and to restore their confidence in our democratic system through provision of opportunities that will enhance economic growth and development”, he noted.

According to the Governor, Gombe State has continued to be given the largest share of the budget because of government’s effort to make Gombe State as one of the most exemplary State in Education.

It is against this back ground that, the sum of N4, 761, 994, 669.00 is allocated to the education sub-sector for investment, while N26, 670, 052, 000.00 is earmarked for investment in the higher education sub-sector in 2018 fiscal year.

“We shall continue to encourage the Gombe State University, College of Education Billiri, the School of Basic and Remedial Studies Kumo, College of Nursing and midwifery, as well as the College of Health Technology Kaltungo to perform optimally”, Dankwambo pointed out.

The Governor said that more opportunities have been provided for the Secondary schools graduates in the state, such as the establishment of State Polytechnic Bajoga and College of Legal and Islamic Studies, “while the Girls School for Remedial Studies at Daban Fulani will soon take-off”.

He explained that “Efforts are being made for the establishment of Gombe State University of Science and Technology, College of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, College of Accounting and management Studies, Institute of Journalism and Gombe State institute of Sports. Our intention is to make Gombe an education hub and provide opportunities for our youths to compete favorably with others in all human endeavors”.

Other sectors like Works and Infrastructure got the sum of N10 . 255 billion, Water N4, 513, 645. 00, Health, N3, 771, 200, 000. 00, while the sum N1, 857, 000, 000.00 is earmarked for Youths Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation.

Governor Dankwambo appealed to the people of the State to redouble their efforts, cooperation and participation in the development of Gombe State. “Through our collective efforts and genuine determination by the grace of Almighty Allah we shall triumph”, he said.

Responding the Speaker of the State Assembly Nasiru Abubakar Nono thanked the Governor for his effort towards the development of the State and assured the determination of the law makers to work with the executive for the development of the State.

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