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Adamawa Budget Breakdown: Education, Works top with lion shares

Ministries of Education and Works top the list as Adamawa Commissioner of Finanace, Mr Ishaya John Dabari, give breakdown of the state N183.3 billion budget breakdown for 2020 fiscal year.

According to Dabari, the Ministry of Education was allocated N17.3 billion representing 17.7 percent of the budget, followed by Ministry of Works with N16.2 billion representing 16.7 percent of the budget.

The budget tagged “Budget of Rebirth” proposed N10 billion for Ministry of Health, N7.5 for Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development, and N2.8 billion for Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Others are Ministry of Agriculture with N2.7 billion, Ministry of Water Resources with N1.7 billion, Ministry of Youth and Sports N1.3 billion and Ministry of Mineral Resources N1.01 billion.

Dabari said the 2020 budget

would be implemented inline with Vision 20:2030 National Perspective Plan and the SDGs for rapid economic growth of the state.

“Also inline with FG directives, the state will continue with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) programme which is in full implementation in the state now.

“In continuation of budget discipline, all MDAs will be encouraged to quote the classification code and the balance of vote of charge on their memos when requesting for release of funds, so as to enable our financial experts properly classify and track releases as appropriate.

“Government will also continue to pursue with vigor the current Single Treasury Account (TSA) programme in the state, so as to enhance the IGR.

“To this effect, all untapped revenue sources will be harnessed and revenue leakages blocked; and all withholding taxes that form the bulk of the state IGR will be closely monitored for maximum results from all MDAs that are shouldered with these statutory responsibilities,” the commissioner said.

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