3 January 2014

Nigeria: 'Niger Achieved 90 Percent Performance in 2013 Budget'

Minna — The Niger State Commissioner for State Planning Commission, Yahaya Dansallau, yesterday said the state achieved a record of 90 percent performance in the 2013 budget.

The commissioner spoke yesterday while giving a budget breakdown of the 2014 budget in Minna, saying the budget of the outgoing year was executed as a balanced one. He added that the state government had also budgeted N2billion for servicing of debts for this year's fiscal year while in an effort to boost internally generated revenue, the state invested N2 billion in the Shiroro dam.

In December last year, Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu presented a budget proposal of N98.9 billion for this year's fiscal year at the floor of the House of Assembly saying the budget had an estimated recurrent expenditure of N47.2 billion which represents 47.84 percent with a capital expenditure of N 51.4 billion. Education took the lion's share of N5.1 billion, followed by Health and Agriculture with N 3.3 billion and N 2.5 billion respectively.

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