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Gov Matawalle presents N188bn 2023 budget to Assembly

Zamfara Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has presented the 2023 appropriation bill before the State House of Assembly amount to the sum of N188,872,227,000.00.

Presenting the Budget proposal on the floor of the House, Governor Matawalle said the budget is designed to enable his administration to mobilise resources to fully contain the ravaging insecurity bedeviling the state.

He said the proposed 2023 Budget is anchored on multiple grant resources in order to make it coherent, and consistent with medium and long-term strategic plan, pointing out that the formulation of the Budget has come with a lot of challenges of high demand of more than N300 billion from Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

According to him, the estimate is made up of N102,564,207,000.00 and N86,308,020,000.00 as recurrent and capital expenditures respectively.

The governor who thanked the legislative arm for the support, cooperation and understanding they are giving to his administration, also appreciate people of the state for their goodwill especially in praying for the return of peace in the state.

Receiving the propose budget, the Speaker Zamfara State Assembly Nasiru Ma’azu Magarya assured to study the bill carefully and speedy passage of it for assenting into law.

Reporting by Sani Haruna, Editing by Omotola Oguneye