Niger Govt presents N128bn budget for 2018

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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.

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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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