by Ajadi Daniel
Kaduna state government in a town hall meeting organized by it on Saturday presented N189.9 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Yusuf Bantex said the meeting was targeted at having the people’s inputs in the draft before presentation to the state house of assembly. The governor stated that “As you would all recall, we subject our draft 2016 budget estimates to debate at a Town Hall meeting before we presented it to the House of Assembly”
“Based on very cogent and coherent recommendations at that meeting, we inserted new capital projects that increased our budget by as much N2 billion. I look forward to similarly rich engagement today as we discuss the draft 2017 budget”
The governor also said Kaduna introduced a zero-based budget paradigm to ensure that the state budget is anchored more on reality than the fantasy that the incremental budgeting system has become.
The governor would present the budget to the state house of Assembly on October 12, 2016.