By Wole Mosadomi
MINNA—NIGER State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, yesterday, presented a budget of N128 billion budget for 2018 fiscal year to the state house of assembly.
It is N16 billion or 16.62 per cent higher than that of 2016.
The Governor, while presenting the estimate before the Niger State House of Assembly, in Minna, yesterday, christened, “the peoples budget,” which he said was aimed at “reconnecting with the ordinary citizens.”
He said: “The state government decided to hike the 2018 budget from that of last year, which was N109 bilion, because of the relative peace in the Niger Delta and the upward swing in the oil price in the international market, with the fact that the country is technically out of recession.”
While giving the breakdown, the Governor said recurrent expenditure would gulp over N52 billion,…
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