Governor Sule presents N199.9bn 2024 budget for Nasarawa State

Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State presented the 2024 budget of N199.9 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval on Friday.

Presenting the budget tagged “Budget of Renewed Commitment,” Sule said it was made up of N112 billion in recurrent expenditure, representing 56 per cent and N86 billion in capital expenditure, representing 44 per cent.

The governor said that the budget was aimed at completing ongoing projects as well as initiating new ones for the overall development of the state.

Sule said that his administration’s programmes would continue to be anchored on transparency, accountability, and the rule of law.

“I am delighted to lay before you a total budget size of N199. 8 billion or the 2024 fiscal year. A total of N112. 9 billion, representing 56 per cent of the total budget, is earmarked for recurrent expenditure. A total of N86, 954,019,755.50, representing 44 per cent of the total budget, is set aside as capital expenditure for the year 2024,” he said.

Sule said that the administration had prioritised infrastructure development to improve the standard of living of the people.

“The budget for the various sectors is as follows: Administrative Sector: Education, N41.9 billion; Health, N27.5 billion; Environment, N5.5 billion; Local Government, N6.3 billion; Finance, N13.1 billion.

“Trade and Investment, N3.8 billion; Ministry of Science and Technology, N1.7billion; Ministry of Works, N22.7 billion; Water Resources, N41.9 billion; Lands and Urban Development, N8.6 billion; State Assembly, N4.3 billion; and Information, Culture, and Tourism, N2.6 billion,” he said.

Gov Sule assured of full implementation of the budget if it is finally passed into law.

Upon receiving the budget, the acting Speaker of the House, Mr Abel Bala, assured that the budget would be given accelerated passage.