Ebonyi State Governor Presents N139bn Budget for 2023

Moses Nwite Abakaliki 

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The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has  presented the 2023 budget estimate of 139 billion Naira to Ebonyi State House of Assembly for the 2023 fiscal year, tagged according “Budget of Divine Mandate Consolidation and Continuity.”
Umahi  earlier explained that the budget prioritises education, health, Agriculture, Infrastructure and Human Capital development.
Consequently, he announced that the 2022 Budget has been implemented to 75%, and expressed satisfaction that his administration was rapidly executing the 199-kilometre Abakaliki Ring Road project in the state.
Umahi said that his administration would implement 41.67% while the next would implement 58.33% of the budget.
“The budget estimate is a total of One Hundred and Thirty-Nine Billion, Three Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty Thousand Six Hundred and Forty Naira, only (N139,398,280,640.00)”
“This consist of a Recurrent Expenditure of Fifty-Eight Billion, Three Hundred Sixty-Seven Million, Seven Hundred Seventy-Four Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-Eight Naira (N58,367,774,468.00) covering 41.87% of the total budget”, Umahi said.
“Personnel  cost is Twenty-Six Billion, Eight Hundred, Ninety-Four Million, Three Hundred, Eighty-Four Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-Eight Naira (N26,894,384,468.00) covering 19.29% of the total budget.
“Overhead cost is Thirty-One Billion, Four Hundred Seventy-Three Million, Three Hundred and Ninety Thousand Naira (N31,473,390,000.00) covering 22.58% of the total budget.
“The Capital expenditure of Eighty-One Billion, Thirty Million, Five Hundred Six Thousand, One Hundred and Seventy-Two Naira (N81,030,506,172.00) covering 58.13% of the total budget estimate,” he added.
The Governor explained that the 2023 budget proposal is 4.13% less than the 2022 original budget and it is aimed at addressing the challenges observed so far in the implementation of the 2022 original budget.
He added that the proposed budget will commence the setting up of the two universities of ICT University at Oferekpe, Izzi and the Aeronautical University at Ezza.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House, Mr Francis Nwifuru promised that the House will speedily review the Budget and pass it.
Nwifuru thanked the Executive arm of government for their effective implementation of the 2022 budget.



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