Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, has presented a N521.6 billion 2024 Appropriation Bill to the House of Assembly for approval.
Mbah presented the ‘Budget of Disruptive Economic Growth’ on Tuesday at the Assembly Legislative Complex in Enugu, saying it was 132 per cent larger than the revised 2023 budget of approximately N210 billion.
He stated that the budget included N107.2 billion allocated for recurrent expenditure and N414.3 billion earmarked for capital expenditure.
He detailed the recurrent spending, which include an opening balance of N11 billion, IGR of N252 billion, statutory revenue of N60 billion, excess crude and others of N16 billion, and VAT of N44 billion.
The governor stated that 33 per cent of the budget would be allocated to education and that the government had begun the construction of 260 ultra-modern smart schools in all of the state’s political wards.
“These schools are unique not only in the fact that they would house the entire basic school classes from Crèche to JS3 but also in terms of the significant changes.”
Mbah stated that $22.8 billion had been budgeted to improve healthcare facilities, promote access to quality healthcare services, and strengthen response to health emergencies.
He said the goal was to provide every citizen with reliable and efficient healthcare services.