Subsidy removal: Jigawa proposes N44.7bn supplementary budget

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By Khaleel Muhammad

The Jigawa State Executive Council has approved the sum of N44.7 billion in the proposed supplementary budget.

The state Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Babangida Umar Gantsa, revealed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting.

He said the supplementary budget is to finance some critical infrastructure and social services in the 3rd and 4th quarters of this year.

He explained that the need to complete some projects and the increase in federal allocation as a result of fuel subsidy removal made it necessary for the state government to make a supplementary budget.

According to the commissioner, some of the sectors to be financed from the supplementary budget include the Ministry of Works and Transport (N13.8 billion), Ministry of Health (N2 billion), Ministry of Education (N3 billion), Ministry of Finance (N2.4 billion) and Jigawa Road Maintenance Agency (N2 billion).

Gantsa added that the supplementary budget will be sent to the Jigawa State House of Assembly for legislative work and approval.

On his part, the Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports, and Culture, Sagiru Musa, revealed that the council has also approved over N192 million for the extension of drainages in Kafin Hausa Local Government Area.

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