By Haruna Gimba
The Bauchi State Government has allocated N25.5 billion to the health sector, representing 15.23 per cent of the 2018 proposed budget of N167 billion.
This was disclosed in Bauchi by the Permanent Secretary in the State Planning Commission, Yahuza Adamu Haruna, at a media briefing on the estimates.
He said the budget focused on six priority areas which included health, agriculture, education, sanitation and water supply, youth and women empowerment and infrastructural development.
Haruna said the health and education were area of critical importance to the state government and that was why it had been allocated higher percentage of the budget.
He said various interventions would be carried out in the health and education sectors to consolidate the gains being made.
The permanent secretary said previous interventions had been yielding positive results.