Kaduna Govt. takes 2020 budget to town hall meeting

The Kaduna State Government, on Saturday, at a town hall meeting, presented its budget of N245.4 billion for the 2020 fiscal year.

The town hall meeting was held at Gen. Hassan Katsina House in Kaduna.

The budget has provision of N177.29 billion for capital expenditure and N68.11 billion as recurrent expenditure.

The figure represents 27.76 per cent as recurrent and 72.24 percent as capital expenditure.

Education sector has been allocated N33.92 billion which is 30.97 percent, while health sector will get N23.34 billion, 18.28 percent of the budget size.

The Commissioner of Planning and Budget Commission, Mr Thomas Gyang, said that the town hall meeting was convened to increase citizens’ participation in governance, in line with the administration’s Open Government Partnership (OGP).

He said that the 2020 draft budget was based on the State Development Plan 2016-2020 and was developed with citizens’ inputs.

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Author: Joel