Katsina 2017 Budget: UMYUK, HUK, IKCOE, others shares over N4b for capital projects
Katsina State government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari has allocated over N4billion for capital under the State’s department of higher education N2.5billion for Ummaru Musa Yar’adua University, N730million for Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, while over N200million is being budgeted for Yusuf Bala Usman College of Legal Studies among other things.
This was disclosed by the Special adviser to the Governor on Higher education -Dr. Badamasi Lawal Charanchi while depending the department’s budget to the Katsina State House Committee on appropriation.
Dr. Badamasi further stated that N400million will be expended on foreign scholarship if approved.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor Ummaru Musa Yar’adua University, Professor Idris Funtua stated that, part of the money allocated for capital project in the university, N150million will be use for road network while N100million will be use for improved water supply in the institution.
It could be recalled that KATSINA POST earlier reported that 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.