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Published On: Thu, Feb 20th, 2014

Kwankwaso signs 2014 budget into law

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gov-Kwankwaso-2Kano state Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has signed into law, the N215, 148,755,955 billion 2014 appropriation bill, after the state House of Assembly passed the bill for third reading.

Shortly after signing the budget yesterday in the present of lawmakers, during the State Executive Council meeting at Government House, Kano state, Kwankwaso pointed out that 90% of the budget would be used to complete on-going projects, while 10 per cent will be devoted to new projects.

According to him, 67% of the budget, which amounts to N154,027,330,235 was approved for capital projects, while 33 per cent, amounting to N71,121,425,720, was set aside for recurrent expenses.

The governor noted with appreciation the public hearing conducted on the budget which had added value to it, adding that the legislators must also be commended for passing the budget on time.

It could be recalled that on 24th December, 2013, Kwankwaso presented the 2014 appropriation bill in the sum of N219, 281,273,481, which was tagged “Budget of Consolidation 2014”, to the House of Assembly for deliberation and passage.

Meanwhile, Governor Kwankwaso has received Awards of Excellent Performance from Arewa Consultative Forum, Aviation College, South Africa and Association of Social Workers of Nigeria.

Receiving three awards, the governor described them as an honour not only to him but to his cabinet and the people of the state.

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