Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has presented a proposed 2022 budget of N188 billion to the state House of Assembly (SoHA).
The governor said the amount included recurrent expenditure of over N75 billion, comprising personnel cost and other recurrent cost representing 40.3%, while the capital overhead is over N112 billion, representing 59.7%.
The Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello in a statement on Monday said Tambuwal tagged the budget, tagged: “Budget of Accomplishment and Sustainable Development,” would focus on the completion of projects and the execution of new ones.
Governor Tambuwal said the sectoral allocation for the year 2022 showed that 20 per cent of the proposed total budget would go to education with over N37 billion followed by health with over N28 billion, representing 15 per cent; and, agriculture with over N22 billion representing 12 per cent and over N18 billion for infrastructure representing 10% as well as over N81 billion for others which represents 43% of the budget.
He explained that his administration has witnessed several achievements in many sectors during the implementation of the last budget and sought for continued support and cooperation.
Tambuwal also said his administration will continue to give priority to education, security, trade, agriculture, health and other sectors for the development of the state, just as he thanked the legislature for their support and cooperation to his administration in achieving the desired objectives.
He commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, traditional rulers and religious leaders for their unflinching support and contribution to the realization of government policies and programs.
In his address the Speaker of SoHA, Rt. Hon. Aminu Achida, assured the governor of the lawmakers’ commitment to ensuring speedy passage of the bill to sustain the frequency of development in the state.