The Governor, while presenting the budget to the House, said that the current figure represents decrease of 22.2 billion naira, equivalent to 22 per cent less than that of 2014.
Ibrahim Gaidam said that the reduction in budget size was because of the downward projection from the federation’s account.
Governor Gaidam revealed that 37 billion naira is allocated to capital expenditure, while 43 billion naira is for the recurrent expenditure, a representation of 46% and 54% respectively.
The budget, which would be financed through Internally Generated Revenue, statutory allocation, Value Added Tax, ecological fund and access crude oil, according to him, is aimed at upgrading the performance of infrastructural facilities and identify areas of job creation, among others.
Giving highlights of the 2014 budget, the Governor said that so much was recorded despite the insurgency which claimed several lives in the state. He also condoled with those who lost loved ones, as well as properties during the chain of attacks.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adamu Dogo, said that the presentation of the appropriation bill by the Governor marked the first reading. He gave an assurance that the House would give the bill speedy deliberations, with a view to achieve immediate passage into law.
The Speaker also praised the leadership style of the Governor, which has made the return of almost all House members ahead of the 2015 election easy.