Kano state Government has proposed over N 110 billion appropriation bill for 2010.Â
Presenting the bill before the Kano State House of Assembly, the state Governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau stated that the budget with recurrent expenditure of over N 48 billion, also has over N 61 billion dedicated to capital projects.
Tagged Budget of sustainable Economic Growth and Development theÂ 2010 budget proposal is slightly higher than the passing year.
The budget is to be funded from three sources, namely federal revenue allocation from the federation account, internally generated revenue IGR, as well as grants and Miscellaneous capital receipts.
â€˜The total size of the proposed budget is N 110,304,351,479 made up of recurrent component of N 61,623,803,962, and its expected to be funded from a total revenue receipt of N 89,391,244,914, and capital expenditure of N 21,100,106,556, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau explains.
Highlights of the budget include sectoral allocation of N 23.7 billion to Education representing 20 per cent of the total budget proposal, while Urban and Regional Planning was allocated N 12.782 billion.Â
The budget proposal allocated N 8.8 billion to health, out of it N 2.94 billion will be expended on the construction and improvement of healthcare infrastructure, while N 5.5 billion was earmarked for Agriculture.
Governor Shekarau proposed to expend over N 15 billion on Rural Development, adding that over N 10.7 billion will be expended on capital projects that includes the completion of ongoing roads and bridge works, electrification of rural areas.
The Sardaunan Kano told the MPâ€™s that his administration intends to expend N 1.3 billion on water supply, out of which N 750 million was set aside for Watari Water Treatment plant.
The Governor said that over N 900 million will be expended on environmental sub sector out of which N 783.3 is earmarked for construction of new drainage, and cleaning of the existing ones.
The Kano 2010 appropriation bill earmarked N 2 billion for Sharia implementation out of which N 1.1 billion is for capacity building and staff welfare.
Â Responding to the Governorâ€™s Speech, the Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly,Â Hon Abdullahi Gafasa pledged on behalf of members to give accelerated hearing to the bill in the light of the importance of the document.