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SPEAKER OF ZAMFARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ASSURES SPEEDY PASSAGE OF 2024 FISCAL YEAR PROPOSED BUDGET                                                       

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SPEAKER OF ZAMFARA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ASSURES SPEEDY PASSAGE OF 2024 FISCAL YEAR PROPOSED BUDGET                                                                                                                21-12-23

By Sadiq Aminu                                                     Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly Bilyaminu Ismail Moriki has assured the passage of the state 2024 fiscal year proposed budget timely.

The speaker made this known today (Thursday) shortly after the state governor Dauda Lawal presented the budget tagged “The Rescue Budget” which already passed first and reading.

“I called on the budget appropriation committee to ensure and give feedback to the house in one week’s time.” The speaker said.

Earlier, Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State has presented a proposed budget of the state for 2024 fiscal year to the tune of N423,523,730,000.00 which was 223% higher than the 2023 budget.

While presenting the budget documents to the state house of assembly today (Thursday) the governor said this year’s budget is tagged “The Rescue Budget” and it gives special consideration to six key areas that include security, education, agriculture, economic growth, health, and infrastructure.

He noted that the proposed budget was broken down into N160,425,064,000.00 and N263,098,666,000.00 as projected
recurrent revenues and capital receipts,
respectively.

While giving highlights of the 2024 budget governor Dauda said that the Policy Objectives of it included All existing policy measures will continue in the 2024 fiscal year; the proposed budget is 223% higher
than the revised budget of the current
year; the proposed budget is consistent with the strategic plan and our long-term
vision; It gives emphasis to citizen-nominated projects and some programmes also considered to have a direct bearing on the yearnings and aspirations of our people; the proposed budget is balanced as the projected revenue equals the estimated expenditure.

“Mr. Speaker, distinguished honourable
members, the Zamfara State proposed 2024 budget is estimated at N423,523,730,000.00. This is broken down into N160,425,064,000.00 and N263,098,666,000.00 as projected
recurrent revenues and capital receipts,
respectively.” he explained

However he noted that revenues are based on multiple grant resources in order to make them fiscally realisable, coherent, and consistent with our medium and long-term strategic plans.

According to him, the year has a corresponding expenditure outlay of N118,134,730,000.00 for the recurrent component and N305,389,000,000.00 for the capital component.

He therefore mentioned some of the Capital Projects his administration intended to execute in the Year 2024 which include; Continuation of
Urban Renewal programme; construction of Mallamawa to bukkuyum road 17 kilometers; Bukkuyum to birnin zauma to gummi; Maradun to makera road; Damri to Aje Wargi to Dakko to Rafin Gyero to Barayar Zaki to Nasarawar Burkullu; Maradun to Magami to Faru Road; Magami-Dangulbi-Dankurmi-Bagega to
Anka 126 kilometers; Gusau to Jauri to dogon kade to nasarawar mai layi to nasarawar godel, 53 kilometers; Kwali bridge

Others were Earth dams at bagega, magami and galadi, jangeru and dan Sadau; Maru to lugga road; Tashar abu to ruwan doruwa to bingi bini; Renovation of College of Animal Science (CAS) Bakura; Yandoton-Daji-Doka-Yanwaren-Daji-Hayin-Alhaji-Bedi-Yankuzo-Tsafe road; Kwatarkwashi – Mada and Gusau to
Dansadau renovation all General hospitals across the state; renovation Education facilities across the state; construction of Ultra modern diagnosis center for
each of the senatorial zone as well as provision of New economic city; Execution of the Gusau Airport project and provision for social intervention programmes to cushion the effect of the prevailing economic hardship and insecurity among others.

“On this note, Mr. Speaker, Honourable
Members, I have the pleasure to present the Appropriation Bill for the year 2024 to the tune of N423,523,730,000.00 for your consideration and passage into law. The estimate is made up of N118,134,730,000.00 for recurrent expenditure and N305,389,000,000.00 for
capital expenditure.” he submitted

Earlier, the house passed a resolution to chase out the state Commissioner Ministry for Budget and economic planning for what the house described as disrespect to the house by the executive council member who refused to honour their invitation.

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