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    Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    Kaduna Government Presents N257.9bn Budget To House Of Assembly

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    KADUNA State Government has presented a budget of N257.9 billion for 2020 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly.

    The estimate shows an increase over the N245.4 presented to the citizens at a town hall at the weekend.

    Presenting the budget, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, announced various fiscal measures being envisaged by the government.

    She said most of the policies that would be implemented within the year will require a fresh legislative action and that the government had made a proposal of about ten bills that are expected to aid the ongoing transformational reforms in the state.

    She said one of the most notable achievements of the current administration during its first tenure, was the number of executive bills passed by the State Assembly.

    The Deputy Governor said a proposed finance bill would specify amendments of the tax code, the introduction of revived development and the land use charges for all property in the urban areas to reflect and review charges for the registration of private educational and health facilities across the state.

    She explained, “We are also proposing for an Educational bill that will grant free and compulsory education up to senior secondary level for all students in the state. Free education up to senior secondary level is being enjoyed only by female students while the boys to junior level.”

    She assured that the bill, from 2020 would engage the marshal KASTLEA and Kaduna state vigilante services to jointly ensure that, no child roams the streets during school hours without a solid reason or his parent or guidance face legal consequences.

    “The educational related bill shows our commitment to the enhancement of the UBE act, child Welfare prohibition law and street hawking prohibition law,” she said.

    The deputy governor said the technical and vocational education bill which would enable the conversion of business apprenticeship centers into technical vocational education and training colleges with boarding facilities and community base governance frame work.

    “The public service bill is proposed to entrench our reforms revitalization efforts and ensure uniformity and clarity in the administration of the State public service,”
    she added. (Dailypst)


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