Influenced by the zeal to make 2020 Buget circle from January to December, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has assented the fiscal document passed by the Kano State House of Assembly into Law, Wednesday, at the Council Meeting, when Right Honourable Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abdul’aziz Garba Gafasa, officially presented the document, alongside other Principal Officers.
The budget of N206,267,759,657 gives largest share to education and health sectors, as health sector takes 16 percent of the fiscal document. Complying with the global best practice calling.
“Our resolve to make our budget circle from January to December each year, with effective and efficient implementation, are what inform the appreciative work on the document by the State Assembly. They did a good job, which also made public participation in the process an integral part of the fiscal document,” he said.
After the Executive, according to the governor, made detailed presentation of the document, the House promised to expedite action to make sure that, they would also be part of the good process of changing the delayed pattern of budget implementation, “…here we are with the Right Hon. Speaker fulfilling the promise,” says Ganduje.
While describing the work of the legislative House, he mentioned that, “We are following the footsteps of President Muhammadu Buhari, who assented to the fiscal document at the federal level, just yesterday Tuesday. I am signing our document just a day after President Buhari’s.”
He further promised that, people would start enjoying the implementation from January, adding that, “We assure people our commitment to serving them better. As we are entering the Next Level of our administration.”
During the recent Retreat, held in Kaduna, between members of the State Executive Council, members of the State Assembly, Permanent Secretaries, heads of other government agencies among others, there was a call for more synergy between all the three arms of government.
“The presentation of this fiscal document for my assent today, is a clear indication that yes we are all fulfilling our promises of maintaining the cordial working relationship between us. This is marvellous and impressive,” he stated.
Ganduje reminded Commissioners that the work of the legislative arm did not stop at making laws only, “But also monitoring and other oversight functions of how our budget is being implemented. I am therefore urging that they should be given all the necessary cooperation to exercise their assigned responsibilities as Honourable members of the State Assembly.”
In his short presentation speech, Speaker Gafasa assured governor of their unflinching support and commitment towards better Kano, reminding that, “Two months back His Excellency was at the hallowed Chamber when he presented the document, and we promised to do justice to the document. Which we did.”