Katsina 2017 Budget: Education ministry gets N5.7b for capital projects, N500m for student’s NECO fees
The Katsina state Commissioner Ministry of education Prof. Halimayu Sa’adiya said the ministry has allocated the sum of N5.7billion for capital projects in the 2017 budget.
Prof. Halimatu disclosed this during the 2017 budget defense at the state house of assembly in Katsina.
She confirmed the figures to the appropriation committee revealing that N1.8billion will be spent on schools expansion and new buildings in the state only.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the total sum of N640million will be spent on school fencing across the state, N45million will be spent in the construction of laboratories and other facilities. Prof. Halimatu added that the total sum f N500million will be used in the payment of examination fees for students, a total sum of N2.7 billion will be allocated to universal basic education (SUBEB) while Katsina the State Science and Technical Education Board will be allocated the sum of N964million for the 2017 fiscal year.
The education commissioner Prof. Halimatu Sa’adiya urged for more provision of vehicles for effective school supervision.
In another development, Katsina State Agency for Road Maintenance (KASAROMA) has planed to spend N1billion on capital projects for the 2017 fiscal year.
This was disclosed by the Managing Director of the agency -Alhaji Abdulaziz Muhammad during the 2017 budget defense of the agency before the State House of Assembly appropriation committee.
The Managing Director confirmed the figures saying that the agency will give priority to rehabilitation of major roads in both the urban and rural areas to safeguard the life and properties of the people of the state as well as paying attention in joining various communities especially farmers to markets.
He added that, other projects will be done in fulfilment of the promises made by Gov Aminu Bello Masari during his electioneering campaign of the restoration agenda.
He disclosed that the total sum of N350million will be allocated to the electric department; N213million will be allocated to Funtua zone, 175million to Katsina zone while 160million will be allocated to Daura zone.