Governor Bello Matawalle has presented to the members of the State House of Assembly a proposed appropriation estimate of (N160,248,511,000) comprising of (N80,181,655,000) and (N80,066,856,000) as recurrent and capital revenue projection for the year 2022.
The Governor who stated this while presenting the appropriation bill on the floor of the state house of assembly on Tuesday said the 2022 proposed appropriation estimate is (36%) higher than the revised 2021 budget because of some multiple realistic grants that would be secured to support the funding of the budget estimate.
He said the rationale behind the increase is to help address the huge socio-economic problems facing the State, such as insecurity, poverty, unemployment, and the desired capital projects.
Matawalle further said, the estimate was also formed into corresponding recurrent and capital expenditures of N63,165,511,000 and N97,083,000,000 respectively.
On the new capital projects to be executed by his administration in the proposed 2022 appropriation estimate the Governor said his government would embark on the construction of Gusau- Jauri- Dogon Kade road, and rehabilitation of the existing roads from Kotorkoshi – Mada, and Gusau – Dansadau;
He also said his administration has intended to embark on the reconstruction and completion of Shinkafi Referral Hospital, construction of Maradun General Hospital, construction of dispensaries across the 14 Local Government areas as well as construction of Mada-Wonaka- Ruwan Bore road.
Others according to the Governor included construction of Maradun- Magami, and Faru road, noting that the construction of Tsafe – Yankuzo- Yanwaren daji- Hayin Aljhaji- Cedeya to Yandoton Daji road would be continued within the year.
He also said his administration will undertake various rural water and electrification projects within the financial year 2022.