Sanwo-Olu to borrow N350 billion to fund 2023 budget


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday revealed that the state will borrow N350 billion to fund the 2023 budget.

The governor presented had presented a budget of N1.69 trillion to the State House of Assembly for approval for the 2023 fiscal year.

The budget is deficit and to be financed by borrowing, which is pegged at  N350 billion.

Sanwo-Olu added that the budget has a recurrent expenditure of N759,958,569,792, comprising Total Overhead Cost of N403,653,328,479; Total Personnel Cost, N247,295,312,088 and Recurrent Debt Service, N109,009,929,224.

The N403,653,328,479 Total Overhead Cost is broken down into Overhead, N221,957,283,661; Subvention, N93,501,258,220 and Dedicated, N88,194,786,596.

The 2023 budget has a Capital Expenditure of N932,712,190,102, comprising capital expenditure, N670,134,079,150 and Repayment, N262,578,110,952.

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“The budget size is made up of recurrent expenditure of N759,958,569,792 (45%) and capital
expenditure of N932,712,190,102 (55%).The deficit financing shall consist of external and internal loans and bonds which are well within our fiscal sustainability parameters,” Sanwo-Olu said.

In the sectoral breakdown, Economic Affairs has the highest budget of N339,482,825,430 which represents 20.06 percent of the budget, while General Public Service came second with N308,363,331,313, representing 18.22 percent of the budget. Education came third with N153,445,318,140 (9.07%) while Health came next with N67,358,643,068.

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