The Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas, has presented the 2024 appropriation bill of N311 billion to the state House of Assembly for approval.
Kefas in his address during the presentation held in Jalingo on Friday, said the sum of N111.6 billion was set aside in the budget for recurrent expenditure and N199.9 as capital spending.
According to the governor, education has the highest allocation of N43.2 billion or 13.9 per cent of the total budget, while health came second on the sectorial basis, with N33.5 billion while the works ministry was allocated N24.8 billion.
He further revealed that the budget was anchored on the five- agenda of his administration – education, security, women/youth development, infrastructure, and health.
Also speaking during the event, the Speaker of the House, Kizito Bonzena, acknowledged the good working relationship between the executive and the legislature in the state.
Bonzena however expressed the commitment of the Assembly, to speed up the passage of the budget, and to keep up with the January-December time frame.