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Katsina Gov weeps as he presents last appropriation bill to Assembly
By: News Editor
Tue, 22 Nov 2022   ||   Nigeria, Katsina State

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, on Tuesday, presented the final budget of his administration to the State House of Assembly.
Masari, while presenting the proposed over N288.63 billion, as the state’s budget for the 2023 fiscal year, broke down in tears.
The appropriation bill christened, ‘Budget of Transition’, earmarked 63.77% as capital expenditure and 36.23% for recurrent services.
Masari said; “In aggregate terms, the 2023 budget is lower than that of the 2022 revised budget by N34,662,962,998.00.’’
“The 2023 budget is structured with a total recurrent expenditure of N104,580,485,996.28, which is equivalent to 36.23 per cent of the total budget.”
“And capital expenditure of N184,052,771,966.72, which is 63.77 per cent of the total budget.”
The Governor said the budget will be financed from the Opening Balance of N12.06 billion, N62.59 billion Internally Generated Revenue and over N119 billion expected from the Federation Account.
He said; “It is important to note that the 2023 recurrent revenue has increased by 7.33% over that of the 2022 revised budget.”
“And the capital expenditure in the 2023 budget has decreased by 20.92% due to a drop in capital receipts.”
The Governor said N138.163 billion of the capital estimates will finance projects under the government restoration plan.
The governor said that the plan is in the area of Education, Health, Water Resources, Agriculture, Environment, Works, Housing and Transport sectors.
He said; “As a result, therefore, the 2023 budget has provided adequate allocation of funds to the priority sectors of the state government (Capital) as follows:
“Environment N31,748,186,500.00, Water Resources N29,207,394,335.00, Health N23,974,614,962.00, Works N20,995,858,882.00, Education N18,632,987,897.00, and Agriculture N13,604,292,049.00.”
Masari said other MDAs are allocated N45.88 billion.
The governor believed that his administration has done well “within the available resources to uplift the living standard of the people.
He said; “I am sure posterity will judge our government on the meaningful projects, programmes and policies implemented during its tenure as government of Katsina State.”
The Speaker of the assembly, Tasiu Maigari, assured that the assembly will speed up the approval of the budget.



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