H.E. Governor Aminu Bello Masari is to sign the 2016 budget today.
This was disclosed to news men by the S.A Budget planning Alh Abdullahi Imam. He stated that the 2016 budget will be signed into by the governor today by 3:00pm.
He said “the document was tendered by the State’s ministry of Budget and Economic planning and with all the explanation with the budget, the (Executive) council resolved that H.E the Governor should go ahead and sign the budget tomorrow (today) 3:00pm”.
In his own words, he added that “..so I think it will only be proper for me to hold on in disclosing the amount of the budget until it is signed, so that officially we (then) know that we have a working document for the state”.
He concluded by appealing to the people of Katsina to be patient as immediately the budget is signed, people of the state will enjoy more dividend of democracy and improvement in their socio-economic well being.
KATSINA POST could recall that Katsina State Assembly passed into law N114b as the 2016 budget representing an increase of N2.5b from the initial draft presented by the governor.
Earlier, on 23 Dec, 2015 (last year), the state governor presented the total annual budget of 111.4 billion for the 2016 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly.