Adamawa Assembly Passes N225.8b 2024 Badget

Adamawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday, passed a total of N225.893 billion budget for the services of the state in 2024 as presented by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. Sahel reports.

The passage followed the presentation as well as consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation at the resumed sitting presided by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley.

While considering the report, the assembly dissolved in to the Committee of Supply and unanimously considered the report presented by the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Hon. Haruna Jilantikiri (Madagali).

After the consideration and adoption of the report, the Majority Leader, Hon. Kate Raymond Mamuno(Demsa) moved for the third reading of the appropriation bill and seconded by the Minority Leader, Hon. Umar Suleiman Alkali (Yola North).

Speaking while considering the report earlier, the Majority Leader, Hon. Kate Raymond Mamuno (Demsa) commended the committee for doing justice in their report, saying that the citizens have no cause to worry as their budget has been accorded due attention.

She urged the assembly to ensure that the Ministries, Departments and Agencies adhere strictly to the recommendations while implementing their budgets, and vowed to checkmate the excesses of the some MDAs.

On his part, the Member representing Numan, Rt. Hon. Pwamwakeno Mackondo, appreciated the Governor for tagging the budget as a budget of “re-engineering, saying that the budget is within the time frame and that the aseembly has done justice to it.

He advised the MDAs to abide by the recommendations and assured that the doors of the members are opened for any assistance, and urged them to avoid granting virement to themselves.

Also speaking, the Member representing Mubi South constituency, Hon. Yohanna Sahabo Jauro, gave kudos to the committee considering the time frame, and urged revenue generating agencies to redouble effort in generating revenues.

Other members who commented on the report include the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Muhammed Buba Jijiwa (Jada/Mbulo), Hon. Sunday Peter (Guyuk), Hon. Umar Bobbo Ismaila.

Reading the report of the Committee of Supply, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley, said that all the recommendations have been carried with few amendments.

He said that the recurrent expenditure is N111.379 billion while the capital expenditure is N114.514, totaling N225.8billion for the services of the state in 2024.

He also directed the clerk to the assembly to prepare a clean copy of the bill for Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s assent after the third reading of the bill.