Chime budgets N96.7bn for Enugu in 2015

Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, on Tuesday presented the 2015 budget of about N96.7bn to the state House of Assembly.

The sum represents a three percent increase of the N93.7bn budgeted for the state in 2014.

Out of the amount, N54.9bn, or 56.8 percent of the budget, is set aside for capital expenditure while N41.7bn is for recurrent expenditure.

Works and infrastructure receives the largest share of the budget with N14.9bn earmarked for the completion of ongoing projects.

In the same vein, N6.1bn is allocated to the education sector, while health and agriculture received N4.9bn and N4.3bn, respectively.

Also, a total of N2.9bn is earmarked to the water sub-sector.

Reviewing the performance of the 2014 budget, Chime said the government recorded remarkable successes in all sectors, especially in road construction and rehabilitation.

According to him, the 332 kilometres of rural roads constructed by his administration has enhanced inter-connectivity and drastically reduced the length of time it takes to travel from the rural areas to Enugu Township.

Noting that the budget presentation was the last he would present as the governor of the state, Chime assured of his commitment to the completion of ongoing projects.

He said, “When I took office in 2007, we visited all the 472 communities in the state and identified the key development needs of our people as chosen by them.

“The good news is that all the communities have had some or all of their chosen projects executed for them by government.

“We are committed to completing and handing over the various ongoing urban and inter-local government roads, which are currently at various stages of completion.”


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