The Kano state government has submitted before the House of Assembly, a proposal of N229.5 billion as 2022 budget for Ministry of Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs covering 44 local government areas.
Speaker, Hamisu Chidari read the proposed bill submitted to the legislative arm, during the plenary.
According to the budget proposal, 32.72 percent has been set aside for personnel cost, 16.95 percent as an overhead cost, while capital expenditure takes 49.33 percent of the total expenditure.
Chidari said the ministry sought approval of the assembly on the budget in line with section 69, subsection 1(c) of Kano State Local Government Law.
The speaker noted that the amount was arrived at, according to the needs of the people and in line with the state government policies and programs.
The house committed the letter to its committees on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Appropriation to scrutinise and report back within eight days.
The speaker said each council chairperson would appear before the assembly to defend the proposed budget.