Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje presents the 2018 Budget Proposal to the State Assembly.

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His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR today presented the 2018 Budget Proposal of N233Billion on the floor of the State House of Assembly.

Governor Ganduje in his remarks began by thanking the Almighty Allah for making Nigeria to come out of recession, under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, which he said has put the country back on the trajectory of economic development. He also extended his condolences again, to the people of Kano over the demise of some prominent Kano people, like Danmasanin Kano Dr Yusuf Maitama Sule, AVM Mukhtar Mohd and many more, he prayed for their souls to continue to rest in peace.

The Governor also took time to enumerate the many projects executed in different sectors in the previous year 2017 budget, those that were completed, the ones that are currently ongoing and proposed ones like Light Rail and others.

For the 2018 Budget, the Governor stated that an estimate of N233.8 Billion has been proposed for the Lawmaker's consideration. With N151.9 Billion as capital expenditure (which is a little over that of last year by N13Billion), while N81.9Billion is proposed as recurrent expenditure (also more than that of last year by about N3Billion). The sum of N147.6 Billion is expected to be the recurrent revenue while N53.7 Billion is expected as Internally Generated Revenue.

The Education sector was allocated the sum of N21Billion, Water Resources was allocated N35Billion, Environment was allocated N3Billion, Health sector was allocated N9Billion. Addionationally, the security sector was allocated the sum of N200Million, Judiciary received an estimated sum of N1.9Billion, Commerce was allocated the sum of N965Million.

Other sectors include that of Works and Housing, which was allocated the sum of N40Billion, Women & Social Development was allocated N1.1Billion, Information was allocated N1.4Billion. Agriculture was allocated N10Billion, N1.5Billion was also allocated to Special Duties, N4.4Billion is allocated for capacity building of civil servants, among other sectors as captured in the 2018 Proposed Budget.

Governor Ganduje ended by adding that indeed the 2018 Budget will go along way in the sustainability of his administration's development plan for the overall growth ofthe state. He thanked the members of the Assembly for their continued support towards the success of his administration.

Salihu Tanko Yakasai
DG Media & Communications
Government House Kano
November 30, 2017