Katsina gov’t expends over N3bn on salary, pension monthly
Over 50 percent of the Katsina state monthly allocation amounting to over N3bn goes to the payment of salaries and pension, Governor Aminu Bello Masari said.
Governor Masari made the disclosure while declaring open a 6-day sensitization and capacity building workshop on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPAS) Implementation in the state for Accountants and Auditors.
The Governor, represented by the state Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Faruq Jobe also said that going by the growing population of the residents of the state, the government is developing new strategies to manage the resources of the State.
“The average of N6bn received monthly by the state goes into payment of salaries and pension which consumes N3.1 bn.
“Going by the growing population of the state government is very much conscious of managing the meagre resources accruing to it.”
The Governor therefore urged that participants to make good use of the workshop to improve their capacity in ensuring judicious and transparent use of resources.
In a remark, the accountant general of the state, Alhaji Anas Malik has disclosed that the state had already adopted the IPAS standard.
He added that the state has been publishing the state audited account which he said has promoted transparency in managing its resources.
Malik thanked the state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari whom he said had never nose-delved in their job, praising him for supporting the workshop.