Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has presented the 2023 appropriation bill of ₦148, 958, 122,525.05 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage for the 2023 fiscal year.
Education takes the lion’s share of ₦37. 43 billion from the budget.
The Budget of Economic Consolidation and Continuity, according to Governor Sule, is to sustain and improve general security and good governance.
The Governor said that his administration would continue to anchor on transparency, accountability, and rule of law for the overall development of the State.
Recurrent Expenditure- A total of N90,566,516,459.56 representing 60.80% of the total budget is earmarked for Recurrent Expenditure.
Capital Expenditure- The sum of N58,391,606,065.49 representing 39.20% of the total budget is set aside as Capital Expenditure for the year 2023.
The 2023 Budget for the various sectors is as follows: Administrative Sector:
Government House Administration – N4.67 billion, Security/ Office of the SSG- N9.50 billion, Legislation -N2.00 billion, Information/Culture& Tourism – N2.71 billion, Civil Service Matters-N1.41 billion, Pension & Gratuity -N7.42 billion, Sub Total: N27.71billion
Economic Sector: Agriculture & Water Resources – N11.32 billion, Finance, Trade& Investment – N15.47 billion, Infrastructure Development – N16.31 billion, Science, Technology & Innovation – N1.96 billion, Sub Total: – N45.06 billion.
Law & Justice Sector: State Judiciary – N3.36 billion, Ministry of Justice -N896.13 million. Sub Total: – N4.25 billion
Social Sector: Education -N37.43 billion
Health- N18.61 billion, Youth & Sports Development – N3.04 billion, Women & Social Development – N1.02 billion, Environment, Community & Rural Development – N10.25 billion. Sub Total – N 70.35 billion
In 2021, a budget of N109.8 billion tagged budget of sustainable transformation was presented to the State Assembly.