Governor of Kano state, Dr. Umar Ganduje has signed the 2022 budget tagged ‘Budget for Consolidation and Prosperity’ of over N221 billion into law on Tuesday.
The budget was presented by the Speaker Kano State House of Assembly, Hon. Hamisu Chidari at the Government House in Kano.
The signed bill saw an increase of more than N24.8bn from the N196bn presented to the House by the Governor on October 28, 2021.
Governor Ganduje said the budget has high priority and percentage for capital projects and will be implemented from 1st January, 2022.
“The N221,235,185,147:00 is to complete all major projects to ensure sustainable development in the state and to make sure that no liability is left behind.
“We hope that with this budget, the much needed development in the rural areas will also be tackled.
“I want to assure you that the implementation of this budget will be followed religiously,” Ganduje said.
He lauded the Kano House of Assembly for passing the bill on time and allowing for public contributions through community, academic, CSOs and other Stakeholders participation which gave credibility to the budget.
Governor Ganduje promised “financial autonomy to the legislative house stressing that part of the steps led to the establishment of the legislative Service Commission recently.”
He commended the synergy between the Legislature and the Executive in the state, describing it as “the best in the country Nigeria, as well as security agencies and other stakeholders, all which have led to a more secured and peaceful Kano state.”
The Speaker, Hon Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari who said the budget was passed in accordance with the requisite of the law and contributions made by the public said, “Today we are witnessing the signing of a clean and well deliberated bill for sustainable development in Kano state.”
He added that the state assembly is fully ready to work with the executives and other arms the Government for the effective development of Kano State.