Governor Dikko Radda has signed over N300.6 billion 2023 supplementary budget into law, saying that it will be used to tackle insecurity and poverty in Katsina state.
Ibrahim Kalau, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists in Katsina on Saturday.
According to him, the budget underscores the government’s commitment to combat insecurity, reduce poverty and provide assistance to the less-privileged and those in need throughout the state.
He said that the supplementary budget was presented to the governor by the state’s House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Nasir Yahya-Daura, on Friday.
According to Mr Kaula, the move demonstrates the government’s unwavering dedication to the welfare of its citizens and its determination to create a safer and more prosperous environment for all.
He added: “The supplementary budget reflects a collective effort to tackle pressing issues and uplift the lives of the people of Katsina State.”
The governor, during the signing of the budget, expressed optimism that the initiative would contribute significantly to the state’s development and ensure a brighter future for all the residents.
While commending the legislators for working tirelessly on the budget, Mr Radda emphasised the importance of unity and cooperation in achieving the goals set out in the supplementary budget.
“As the government continues to work tirelessly towards the well-being of its people, it remains committed to transparency and accountability in the allocation and utilisation of resources for the betterment of the state,” Mr Kayla added.
Recall that on December 29, 2022, former Governor Aminu Masari signed the N289.6 billion budget for the 2023 fiscal year.
Recall that Mr Radda recently requested the assembly’s permission to use the budget in fighting insecurity across the state.