Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has said his administration will not tolerate wasteful expenditure across government ministries and agencies.
He made the disclosure while assenting N108.3 billion 2020 Financial and Appropriation Bill into law passed by the Yobe state House of Assembly.
The governor said the state government has recorded 85.6 per cent implementation in the year 2019, pledging his administration will continue to be resolute and transparent for the development of the state.
“The 2020 Finance and Appropriation Bills passed by the House and now presented for my assent provides for a total aggregate expenditure of N108, 314, 101, 082. This implies that having subjected our initial
proposal of N108, 414, 101, 082 to legislative scrutiny, the budget size was reduced by the House of Assembly by N100 million or by 0.102%.
Out of the N108, 314, 101, 082 passed by the House, the sum of N50, 518, 800, 000.00 has been earmarked for capital expenditure while N57, 795, 301, 082 will be devoted to recurrent services,” he said.
He further called on the ministries and agencies to be effective and try to achieve more with less.
The speaker of the state house of assembly said the sum of N100 million was reduced from the initial proposal.
In a related development, the Yobe state governor has donated N40 million and a personal donation of N1 million to Nigeria legion at the 2019/2020 emblem appeal week.