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Ganduje requests additional N33.8 billion to spend on personnel, overhead

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has sent a N33.8 billion 2021 supplementary budget to the House of Assembly for approval.

• October 13, 2021

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has sent a N33.8 billion 2021 supplementary budget to the House of Assembly for approval.

His request was read at the plenary in Kano on Tuesday by the Speaker, Hamisu Chidari.

According to the governor’s request, N3.22 billion will be for personnel cost, while N9.2 billion will be spent on overhead cost, and N21.5 billion will be for capital expenditure.

He explained that with the supplementary budget of N33 billion, the total budget size for 2021 now stood at N231.7 billion.

Mr Ganduje noted that the request was dictated by the need to shape the purpose of the budget to deliver on its objectives and complete “priority projects.”

According to the governor, the supplementary budget will be sourced from internally generated revenues and other relevant avenues open to the Kano government.

The legislators unanimously agreed to commit the supplementary/amendment budget/ 2021 for legislative action at the next adjourned plenary sitting.

Meanwhile, the parliament has constituted a committee to look into alleged exorbitant charges paid by students of the Kano State School of Health Technology and dues payments to the school without issuing receipts.

This followed a motion of public importance, presented by Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim (APC-Doguwa) and seconded by Alhaji Nuhu Achika (APC-Wudil).

The lawmakers argued that students of the institution had decried the irregular payments of dues to the school without being issued receipts.

They unanimously agreed and set up an eight-member committee to investigate and submit their report to the house within two weeks.

(NAN)

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