From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua
Gov Aminu Masari of Katsina State, today signed the 2021 budget of N286.6 billion into law.
Our Correspondent recalled that the governor had presented N282.7 billion to the house for consideration.
The budget was tabled before the house in structure with N86.4 billion, as recurrent expenditure, representing 30 per cent, and N196.1 billion, as capital expenditure.
Tthe Speaker, Katsina State House of Assembly, Alhaji Tasiu Musa-Maigari, said that the house increased the budget by N3.8 billion.
“After legislative processes like public hearing, discussions with stakeholders and civil society organisations, as well as budget defence by MDAs, the budget was reviewed upward to the tune of N286.7 billion,” he said
Musa-Maigari said that N197.1 billion, was the Capital Expenditure, representing 69.05 per cent, while the Recurrent Expenditure stood at N88.7 per cent, which represents 35.9 per cent.
He called on the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) concern with revenue collection to intensify efforts in enhancing their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
He noted that would assist the government to reduce overdependence on the Federation Account to enable the government provides services to people.
The Speaker called on the people of the state to continue to pray to the Almighty Allah to bring an end to the insecurity challenges bedeviling the state.
He assured to continue working with the executive arm to provide more dividends of democracy to people of the state.
Responding, Gov Masari commended the house for speedy passage of the budget.
He said that urged people of the state to continue to pray to the Almighty Allah to bring an end to the insecurity challenges bedeviling the state.
Masari assured that his administration would continue to enhance the living conditions of the people.
He urged the people to continue to support the administration to enable it move the state forward.