Gombe To Track Incomes, Expenditure Of 2020 Budget, Says Commissioner

Gombe State Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development, Malam Muhammad Gambo Magaji has said that the government will ensure a strict tracking of all incomes and expenditure in compliance with with the relevant budgetary provisions of the 2020 budget.

The Commissioner stated this during the State’s budget breakdown adding that it will serve as a feedback mechanism aimed at achieving the desired objectives of providing the dividends of democracy to the people of the State.

He explained that the main thrust of the budget will be the provision of infrastructure which has 18.75 per cent and educational development which has 17.40 per cent of the entire budget.

He said the health sector will be having 9.90 per cent of the budget while the Agricultural sector will have 4.40 per cent of the 2020 budget.

According to him, Government will focus on the expansion of physical infrastructure to all locations of the State as well as deepening the education sector investment for an overall quality access to primary, secondary and tertiary education.

He stated also that the budget is planned in such a way that it will strengthen and reinvigorate investment in human capital development, deepening investment in rural and urban areas as well as creating functional social protection policy programme for youths, women, physically challenged and the rural poor.

He said the budget will also address, “strengthening development partnership and confidence building, functionality of existing health care architecture, upgrading the critical ones for improved access and construction of new ones in critical locations as well as deliberate attention to human resources for health, equipment and drugs”.

” We will also solidify in interest of the people in agricultural production, create enabling environment for ease of doing business in the State to attract investors, tenacious revenue drive, zero tolerance to non-adherence to fiscal responsibility and management principles and strengthening the existing security architecture and promotion of peaceful coexistence “.

The State House of Assembly had recently passed the sum of N130.83bn as the State budget which the Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya signed into law few days after.

It is made up of N71.04bn for capital expenditure, and N59.78bn for recurrent expenditure.