Bauchi: Yuguda Presents N127bn 2015 Budget Proposal

Isa-YugudaGov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State on Tuesday presented N127.89 billion as the 2015 budget to the state house of assembly.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2014 budget for the state was N133.7 billion.

Presenting the budget, Yuguda said that the huge percentage of the budget would be for the payment of salaries, wages, pension and gratuity.

He said that the budget would give priority to health, agriculture, water resources, poverty eradication, women and youth empowerments as well as ongoing projects.

According to him, the recurrent expenditure is N62.80 billion while the capital expenditure is N65.08 billion.

Yuguda said the Bauchi State International Airport was executed with the 2014 budget while the 300 capacity state specialist hospital would soon be completed.

Other projects executed with the 2014 budget include 60 beds capacity hospital in Bununu and newly constructed primary health centers across the state and projects in other sectors.

The governor said the state was the least borrowing state.

Yuguda called on residents of the state to maintain peaceful co-existence among themselves.

Responding, the Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Yahaya Miya, charged the Yuguda administration to ensure the payment of all outstanding debts in 2015.

Miya said that the assembly had in the last seven years passed 78 bills, adding that about 40 bills were sponsored members of the house.

He urged politicians to eschew politics of bitterness and violence toward ensuring peaceful conduction of the 2015 general elections. (NAN)