December 31, 2010

Shekarau presents N109b appropriation bill for 2011

By AbdulSalam Muhammad
Kano State governor, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has presented a budget proposal of N109.5billion for 2011 before the state Assembly.

Tagged ‘Budget of Continuity, the  2011 shows a reduction of N1.2billiom compared to that of last year.
Malam Shekarau stated that the 2011 budget is intended to serve aa a base for the incoming administration to pursue our development objectives based on a long term plan.

Kano Governor explains that the proposed appropriation is made up of a recurrent component of over N50m and a capital provision of over N58, adding that the 2011 is expected to be funded from a projected total recurrent revenue receipt of N84b federal allocated revenue and internally Generated Revenue.

The sectoral breakdown of the appropriation bill shows that the education sector got N24.1 billion, Urban and rural Infrastructure got N23.9 billion, while Agriculture was allotted N11.2billion.

Health got N10.7 billion, Rural and Community Development N4.7billion, Water supply;N1.8billion and Environment protection;N2.billion.
Other sectors like  women and social development got N753 million, sports;N50million, Sharia; N1.7 billion and General administration got N23.5billion.

Governor Shekarau, noted that though he succeeded in tackling the most important challenges that confronted his nearly 8 years administration, that will not have been possible if not the cooperation and support of the people.

“Whatever has a beginning certainly must have an end, my last annual budget proposal to my dear State is this but allow me to expressed my appreciation and the spirit of partnership with the teeming masses of the state in the past eight years.

Responding, the Speaker of the House, Hon. Abdul’Aziz Garba Gafasa, assured the Governor of their preparedness to give the appropriation bill the utmost attention to fastrack development of the state.