The Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, has presented a budget proposal of over N203 billion to the State House of Assembly.
Highlights of the budget indicated that recurrent expenditure was pegged at over N72billion. This represents 35.72 per cent of the total budget.
The capital expenditure was estimated at N130.9 billion; that is, 64.28 per cent of the budget.
The breakdown of the budget showed that Works and Transport received the highest allocation of N29.4 billion followed by Education with N20.5 billion. Allocations to other key sectors include water supply N16.8 billion, health N12.2 billion and agriculture with N7.17 billion.
In his speech, Mr. Yero said his administration would give priority to completing ongoing projects across the state.
“Completion of all ongoing roads projects in 2015 is our number one priority in this sector as doing so will facilitate the movement of goods and people for the economic growth of our dear State,” he said.
The projects marked for completion were “Garu Kurama-Kurandai-Lere-Baudu-Kasuwa – 21.7km (Lere LGA)-60% completion, Hayin Jirgi – Bomo road-3.7km (Sabon Gari LGA)-52% completion, Igabi-Turunku road-8.5km (Igabi LGA)-75%completion, Farar Gada – Yakawada-Iyawata-28km (Giwa LGA)-48%completion, construction of road from Zonal Police Headquarters Kafanchan to Kaduna State University Campus Kafanchan Phase I (Jema’a LGA)-96%completion, Kwasam_Kushere-Geshere-45km (Kauru LGA)-24%, Kwoi –Dura-Ankung-13km (Jaba LGA)-52%completion.
“Others include Kwagiri-Kussom-Was-24km (Jema’a LGA)-35% completion, Gantang-Bahago- 3.7km (Kachia LGA)-52% completion, Sakaru-Bagaldi 9km (Soba LGA)-17% completion, Kagoma Township roads-8.7km (Jema’a LGA)-37% completion, Ung. Idi – Kusheka-5km (Kauru LGA)-60% completion, Kagoro – Manchok – Mabushi road-34km (Kaura/Z.Kataf LGAs)-75% completion, Jere – K/Jibrin – Kwoi – Kafanchan road-63/44km(Kagarko/Jaba/Jema’a LGAs)-75%completion.”