By Muhammad Nur Tijani, Kano.
The Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the 2023 budget of over N268 billion, which is higher than the initial N245 billion proposed by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.
The passage of the budget followed the adoption of a report presented by the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Assemblyman Abba Garko.
Presenting the report, Garko said that the committee had recommended an increase of over N23 billion.
He said that the action was aimed at ensuring effective delivery of government services for the benefit of the general public in the state.
At the plenary session, presided over by the Speaker, Hamisu Chidari, the lawmakers, after deliberations on the appropriation committee’s report, adopted the report and passed the budget into law.
Recall that Gov. Ganduje presented the budget proposal to the Assembly on Nov. 4.
The House, after passing the bill into law, adjourned its sitting to Jan. 16, 2023.