Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Friday presented the N245 billion 2023 proposed budget to the State House of Assembly.
The budget being his last is christened “Budget of Consolidation and Prosperity II.”
Presenting the appropriation bill he said it is aimed at consolidating and improving the well-being of the people of the state.
The budget consisted of N144 billion for capital expenditure, representing 59 percent, and N100 billion for recurrent expenditure, representing 41 percent.
He said: “The health sector was allocated N39.1 billion; water resources N15 billion; transport sector N8.6 billion; agriculture sector N19.9 billion while works and infrastructure got N35 billion.
“The education sector got the highest share of the budget with N62 billion, representing 27 percent, more than the UNESCO and UN recommendations.
“The money would be channeled into executing policies and programs aimed at ensuring quality education at all levels.
He urged the state assembly to ensure speedy passage of the budget, to enable the government to continue to provide dividends of democracy to the people.
Governor Ganduje also urged youths to shun all forms of violence, especially as the 2023 general elections got nearer.
Responding, the Speaker of the state house of assembly, Rt Hon. Hamisu Chidari assured the governor of speedy passage of the budget to create time for the January to December budget circle.
He urged government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to be ready for the budget defense at the House.
He then commended the governor for his stride in infrastructure development, security, health, and education sector in the state.