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Katsina governor approves N300.6 billion to tackle insecurity, others



Governor Dikko Radda of Katsina State has given his official nod to a supplementary budget exceeding N300.6 billion for the year 2023. This budget is designed to tackle the urgent challenges of insecurity and poverty within the state.

The announcement was made by Malam Ibrahim Kalau, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, in a statement issued in Katsina on a Saturday.

According to reports from ThePressNG, this supplementary budget underscores the government’s steadfast commitment to addressing the issues of insecurity, poverty, and providing assistance to the disadvantaged and vulnerable populations throughout the entire state.

The State House of Assembly, led by Speaker Alhaji Nasir Yahya-Daura, presented the budget proposal to Governor Radda on Friday.

Commitment to tackling insecurity in Northern Nigeria

Kalau highlighted that this action underscores the government’s resolute commitment to the well-being of its citizens and its unwavering resolve to foster a safer and more prosperous environment for all.

During the budget signing ceremony, Governor Radda expressed optimism that this initiative would make a substantial contribution to the state’s development and ensure a brighter future for all its residents.

While commending the legislators for their tireless efforts in crafting the budget, Radda emphasized the significance of unity and cooperation in realizing the objectives outlined in the supplementary budget.

He further stated,

  • “The supplementary budget represents a collective endeavour aimed at addressing pressing concerns and uplifting the quality of life for the people of Katsina State.”
  • “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 utilization of resources for the betterment of the state,” Kalau added.

The former Governor Aminu Masari had earlier signed the N289.6 billion budget for the 2023 fiscal year and recently, the current Governor Radda requested the assembly’s permission to use the budget in fighting insecurity across the state.