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Masari assents to 2016 budget, pledges 90% implementation



Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, yesterday assented to the state’s 2016 appropriation bill (budget) assuring that concerted efforts would be made to ensure 90 percent dutiful implementation.


Masari who assented to the budget of N114.3bn after its passage and scrutiny by the state assembly said the APC government would ensure prudent management of the state’s resources.


He recalled that education has the lion share of 23 per cent of the budget.


He assured that “primary education would be repositioned so as to give our children the necessary foundation needed for sound education.’’


He said in line with his administration’s determination to restore lost glory of the state, health, agriculture, water supply and security were given top priorities.


It would be recalled that Masari had presented a budget estimate of N111.4bn to the state house of assembly for consideration but after scrutiny, the assembly jerked it up to N114.3bn.


Christened ‘’budget of restoration of hope’’ aspects of the budget were increased by the house.

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