Yola — The Chairman of Maiha Local Government Council of Adamawa State, Idi Ali Aminu, has presented a budget of N3,023,541,652.56 for the year 2020.
Presenting the budget proposal to the Legislative Council, Amin said the budget tagged 'Budget of Development' was designed to spur infrastructural and human development in the area.
He noted that despite the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the council ensured that the monies received from the federal allocation and internally generated revenue were properly utilised for the development of the area.
A total of N907,062,495.77 has been earmarked for capital projects in the 10 wards that made up the local council while N2,116,479,156.79 represents recurrent expenditure. .
Projects captured in the budget include the rehabilitation of 108km road from Mayo-Nguli to Belel, covering many villages at N37,000,000.00, renovation of three blocks of houses for the chairman, the secretary and another at Nyako Quarters at the cost of N12,000,000.00
Other capital projects include the purchase of a bus for the legislature at N5,500,000.00, fencing of Pakka cemetery at N4,900,000.00, fencing of Vokuna cemetery at N4,950,000.00, landscaping of the local government secretariat at the cost of N14,000,000.00 and renovation of three blocks of classrooms, an office and the construction of one block of community dispensary at the cost of N10,000,000.00.
"It is on the strength of the above that I wish to present the total revenue projection and expenditure for the 2020 fiscal year," he stated.
He said the council was trying its best to ensure that the meagre resources from the federation account and the internally generated revenues were properly utilised in order to develop the area.
The Leader of Maiha Local Government Legislative Council, Sa'adu Sali, commended the executive arm of for its commitment to bring development to the grassroots despite numerous challenges, and promised speedy passage of the proposal.