Kano to Fund Budget with IGR by 2017 – Ganduje


Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has disclosed that his administration aims to ensure that by the end of 2016, its total recurrent expenditure is covered by the state’s internally generated revenue.

He also stated that the administration plans to ensure that by the end of 2017, the whole budgetary expenditure of the state is substantially covered by the internally generated revenue of the year.

“As this vision is actualized, a great percentage of the state government’s share from the Federation Account is to be lodged into Future Generation Account, which is to be deployed to provide qualitative education, infrastructure and better healthcare delivery services”, the governor asserted.

Ganduje announced this during the presentation of letters of appointment to staff engaged by the government’s Technical Advisers on Improvement of IGR and Consultants undertaking biometric data capture for civil servants in the state.

He stated that the government is exploiting hitherto neglected sources of revenue and making giant strides for harnessing the potentials of the state towards improving the livelihood of the teeming populace.

This effort, he maintained, has become necessary given the fact that the country’s oil revenue is dropping drastically and that this has affected the ability of all tiers of government to deliver their campaign promises.