By; JABIRU A. HASSAN, Kano
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has presented a N147.9bn to the state's House of Assembly and assured of full implementation of the document, tagged, " Budget for economic progress and development".
Presenting the budget, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disclosed that next year's budget is a little bit lower than that of the 2020 due to some issues related to global economy.
He emphasised that his administration is trying to transform Kano to an exemplary state in the present democratic dispensation.
He disclosed that out of the earmarked amount, 74bn is for capital expenditure representing 53.5 per cent while 72.2bn is for recurrent expenditure representing 40 per cent of the proposed budget which would be fully implemented in order to bring more dividends of democracy under his stewardship.
He urged the State Assembly to study the budget proposal for speedy passage to enable the executives execute more meaningful projects for the benefit of the electorates at both rural and urban areas,.
He thanked the members of the State Assembly for maintaining good relationship between the executive and legislative arms as usual.
Responding, the speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable AbdulAzeez Garba Gafasa assured that the parliament would study the budget and pass the bill for the development of the state, while commending the governor for executing developmental projects across the state without bias.
The education sector received the 37.8 bn representing 25 per cent of the total budget, while works ministry received 118bn which shows that the 2021 budget is carefully earmarked for the development of Kano State respectively.