KASTINA State Government has pledged to provide more dividends of democracy to better the living condition of residents.
The Commissioner of Information and Culture, Dr Bala Salisu-Zango, gave the pledge during an interactive session with newsmen in Katsina on Wednesday.
He said that the state governor, Malam Dikko Radda, had already signed a budget of N454.3 billion into law for the 2024 fiscal year, adding that it was aimed at moving the state forward.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the budget was tagged: “Building Your Future (1).”
NAN also reports that recurrent expenditure stands at N124.3 billion, representing 27.37 per cent, while capital expenditure is N329.9, representing 72.63 per cent.
Salisu-Zango said that government would give priority to capital projects, particularly in the health, education, water supply, empowerment and agricultural sectors.
He further stated that government would strive to ensure proper implementation of the budget for the benefits of the people of the state.
The commissioner, therefore, urged residents to continue to support government’s policies and programmes, which, he said, were aimed at taking the state to greater heights. (NAN