The Zamfara State House of Assembly has reviewed and subsequently reduced the 2023 budget estimate submitted by the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, from N188.8 billion to N184.8 billion.
The New Agency of Nigeria reported that the Director General, Press Affairs to the assembly, Malam Nasiru Biyabiki, made this know on Friday in Gusau, the state capital.
The governor had in November presented a proposed 2023 budget estimate of N188.8 billion to the assembly for approval.
According to Biyabiki, the 2023 appropriation bill of 188.8 had been reduced to N184,8 and passed into law.
He said that the recurrent expenditure was reviewed from N102.5 to N80.3 billion, while the capital expenditures was reviewed from N86.3 billion to N104.5 billion, respectively.
Biyabiki said, “Presenting the report of the bill at the plenary, the Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Shamsudeen Hassan-Bosko (APC, Talata Mafara, North) said the committee was able to engage all the MDAs to depend their budget proposals.
“We resolved to downsize the budget from N188.8 presented by Matawalle to N184,8 billion.
“The capital expenditure takes the sum N86,3billion while the recurrent expenditure reviewed to N102.5 billion, respectively.”