Borno budgets N234bn for 2023, plans sensitisation on climate change

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The Borno State Government 2023 budget is to be funded with N234,831,950,000.00, which shows about N35 billion less than the 2022 budget. It comprises N144,175,033,000.00 for capital expenditure and N90,656,917,000.00 for recurrent expenditure.

The budget is to be financed from Recurrent Revenue of N137,846,861,000.00, which will comprise FAAC Revenue of N67,981,950,000;
Internally Generated Revenue of N33,171,306,000.00; Value Added Tax of N30,193,605,000.00 and other Federation Account sources of N6,500,000,000.00.
Educatuon takes the lion share of N28,237,444,000.00; followed by Works with N25,062,109,000.00; and Health, N19,952,951,000.00.
Governor Zulum appealed to the state legislature to give it a speedy passage into law.
In its efforts to address challenges, the Borno State government is set to introduce public sensitization on climate change across the state in 2023 to deal with challenges caused by weather conditions globally.
This was announced by Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum at the presentation of the state’s 2023 appropriation bill tagged: Budget For Continuity Of Sustainability, to the State House of Assembly in Maiduguri, Wednesday.
He said five million tree seedlings would also be planted across the state to combat desert encroachment in the state, which lies across semi-sahel and savanna regions.
Governor  Zullum said automatic whether equipment would be purchased for the purpose stressing that the sensitization had become necessary in view of the destructions caused by the phenomenon across the globe.
The Ministry of Environment, would also embark on massive pollution control measures to curtail polution-related epidemics across the state, Zullum has stated.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, praised the governor for his achievements and promised to ensure that the Assembly gives the budget proposals speedy passage.

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