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Executive chairman of Etsako West Local Government Area, Yakubu Musa, has presented the 2019 fiscal year budget estimates of N3.133,752,905,32 billion to the legislative arm for consideration and approval.
Musa said the 2019 budget tagged, “Budget of Rejuvenation” was N200 million lower than that of 2018 of N3.313,401,152,75 billion.
He said the sum of N2.3 billion was proposed for recurrent expenditure while the capital expenditure was N741 million, saying the budget was aimed at meeting the electioneering promises to the people as well as complementing the developmental efforts of the state government.
The council boss said the Economic sector had the highest allocation of N368 million, followed by Social sector with N289 million, Administrative sector N69 million, Law and Justice received N14 million.
He disclosed that the local government Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) was N252 million in 2018, pointing out that stringent steps were being taken to increase it to impact on the masses.
“In this year, being the second lap of my administration, there is the need to ensure that we rejuvenate social-economic and infrastructural development activities in the local government.
“I wish to appeal that the proposal be given accelerated hearing to enable the executives implement its policies and programmes in the overall interest of the people of the local government,” he said.
In his remark, the leader of the council’s legislature, Kelvin Mohammed, assured the chairman of speedy passage of the budget, saying, “We the councillors shall prove ourselves to be worthy partners in the task of providing good governance to the people of Etsako West.
“We promise to cooperate effectively with the executive arm and request that they do not constrain the relationship.”
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