The Adamawa State House of Assembly has passed the N225.893 billion budget for the 2024 fiscal year as presented by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
The passage followed the presentation as well as consideration of the report of the Committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation at the Tuesday resumed sitting presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bathiya Wesley.
The assembly unanimously considered the report presented by the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Hon. Haruna Jilantikiri (Madagali), and after its adoption, the Majority Leader, Hon. Kate Raymond Mamuno (Demsa) moved for the third reading of the appropriation bill and was 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.
On his part, the Member representing Numan, Rt. Hon. Pwamwakeno Mackondo, appreciated the Governor for tagging the appropriation 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 open for any assistance.
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 efforts 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 directed the clerk of the assembly to prepare a clean copy of the bill for Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s assent.