Labaran Maku faults the Nasarawa state 2018 Budget presented to the Nasarawa state house of assembly on Wednesday in Lafia.
According to Hon. Labaran the Budget will impoverish the youths in the state as the Youths and sports ministry was allocated just little above 1billion as compared to other ministries.
The Former Information Minister reacted to the budget through a Facebook post yesterday immediately after the presentation of the budget.
Below is a screen shot of his post.
It would be recalled that Governor Al-makura of Nasarawa State had, on Wednesday, presented a budget estimate of N122 billion to the State House of Assembly for 2018 fiscal year.
The budget, christened, “Budget of sustainable development,” Governor Al-makura said the figure represents increase of 34.25 per cent over the N67 billion budgeted for 2017.
The governor said that the proposal was made up of N71 billion capital expenditure, representing 57.81 per cent and recurrent expenditure of N45 billion, representing 36.79 per cent.
The governor explained that the increment in the 2018 proposal was based on his administration’s resolve to complete and pay all ongoing projects started by his administration
Governor Al-makura said that the budget was to be funded from the following revenue sources, opening balance of N8.4 billion, federation account, Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N42.69 billion, aides and grants of N8.74 billion, facility of N10 billion Works, Housing and Urban Development sector had the lion share of N37.30 billion