Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has on Friday presented a budget proposal of N175 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration ahead of the 2023 fiscal year.

Presenting the budget tagged “budget of consolidation” Fintiri said education will receive priority in the 2023 fiscal year.

According to him, the total proposal of N175,019,054,060 comprises a recurrent expenditure proposal of N105,011,432,436 or 60 percent of the total proposal, and a capital expenditure proposal of N70,007,621624 or 40 percent of the total budgetary proposal.

He announced that education is allocated the biggest share of the capital expenditure proposal because apart from working to sustain numerous ongoing projects in the sector, some new ones, such as establishing three special schools for the gifted, will be accommodated in the proposed budget.

He pledged prompt and timely delivery of projects adding that all ongoing projects will be completed within the stipulated time of the projects.

Responding to the governor’s presentation, Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Aminu Iya Abbas, expressed confidence that when reviewed and approved, the 2023 budget will be diligently implemented by Fintiri’s cabinet.

He announced that in admiration of Fintiri’s implementation of free education to citizens of the state, the Assembly had started work on a bill to make a law mandating all subsequent governors to implement free and compulsory basic-level education in the state.