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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje presented a proposed Budget of N196bn for 2022 fiscal year to the State Assembly

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje presented a proposed Budget of N196 billion Naira for 2022 fiscal year to the State Assembly.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano has presented a proposed Budget of 196 billion Naira for 2022 fiscal year to the State Assembly.

The Governor presented the proposed Budget during the house Plenary held in Kano.

The Budget tagged Budget of Prosperity and Consolidation has the Sum of over 107 billion Naira representing 55% as capital Expenditure, while the the sum of over Eighty-eight billion Naira Representing 45% was meant for Recurrent expenditure.

He said education being one of the top priority of his Administration received the highest allocation of over 51 billion Naira, Equivalent to 26% percent of the whole Budget estimate.

The Governor explained that the sum of over thirty-three billion Naira has been earmarked for development and construction of Underpass, Flyover Bridges, and various Road Construction across the state.

He maintained that the sum of over 15 Billion Naira was set aside for the Health sector, while Agriculture will gulf the sum of 5 billion Naira.

Other sectors that received maximum attention includes Environment, Commerce, Security, Tourism, Rural Development,water supply , Information and Transport among others.

Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Hamisu Chidari said the Assembly has passed the Kano State Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2021, Kano State Debt Management Bill, Kano State Community Reorientation Council Amendment law 2013, as well as the Kano State Tourism Amendment Bill among others.

Kano State House of Assembly Funds Management bill 2021, Kantin Kwari Market Corporation Bill 2021 are on the pipeline.

Alhaji Hamisu Chidari charged heads of government’s ministries agencies and parastarals to prepare all the necessary Documents for defending the budgets of their respective agency’s.

He pointed out that the legislatures will compliment government’s efforts by expediting Action in ensuring speedy passage of the bill for timely implementation.

He urged heads of revenue generation agencies in the state to put more efforts towards achieving their targets as the state has been affected by the corona pandemic socially and economically.

BENUE STATE

Governor Samuel Ortom has presented the twenty twenty two budget estimates of one hundred and fifty five point six billion naira to the Benue state House of Assembly.

A breakdown of the budget estimates christened Budget of Economic Advancement and growth shows that fifty six point eight billion naira is for Capital expenditure while ninety eight point eight billion went to Recurrent expenditure.

Mr Ortom explained that some key assumptions of the budget include fifty seven dollar to a barrel and oil production output of one point eight million barrel per day.

Reviewing the performance of this year’s budget earlier,the Governor said Recurrent expenditure as at second quota preformed forty six percent while the capital expenditure achieved seven percent and attributed the low performance to low oil price as well as challenges occasioned by insecurity and covid no nineteen.

The Governor who said that budget seek to complete ongoing projects appealed to the lawmakers to pass the budget in a record time.

In a remarks the speaker, Mr. Titus Uba applauded the Governor for presenting the budget early and enjoined MDA’s to cooperate with the various House Committees to ensure timely passage.

The next year’s budget is higher than that of this year by twenty one point six billion naira.

In another development, the Member representing Otukpo/Akpa state constituency Mr Baba Ode defected to the people’s Democratic party sighting irregularities in the just concluded APC State Congress as his reason.

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen, Khadijah Aliyu; Umar Salifu; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare