El-Rufai proposes N233billion budget for 2022

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has presented the 2022 draft budget of 233 billion naira to Kaduna State House of Assembly.

The budget has a capital expenditure of 146 billion naira and recurrent spending of 87.6 billion naira.

Speaking today during the presentation of the draft budget, El Rufai pointed out that the allocations in the 2022 budget estimates reflect the political values and governance principles that have consistently guided the six previous budgets that his government has presented.

Giving a further breakdown of the 233-billion-naira budget estimate, the governor disclosed that it has a capital to recurrent ratio of 63 percent to 37 percent.

El Rufai said the 2022 estimates are slightly smaller than the 2021 budget of 237.52 billion naira.

He further said that the priorities of the 2022 estimates are on Education, Healthcare and Infrastructure, like previous budgets.

Meanwhile, some students of St. Albertine Seminary School, Fayit, Fadan Kagoma Chiefdom in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have been abducted.

A source from Fadan Kagoma told newsmen that the kidnappers stormed the college around 10pm yesterday, shooting sporadically.

The source said the kidnappers abducted some seminarians whose whereabout is still unknown.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kaduna, ASP Muhammed Jalige, neither responded to calls nor replied messages sent to him on the development.