Since the inception of our administration we have made an obligation to change the focus of government affairs towards focused and qualitative governance, towards fairness, equity and transparence and ensure a rapid improvement on the lots of our people and communities in all the wards of the local government.
The Executive Chairman, Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Hon. Nasara Rabo Auza made this statement during the presentation of the proposed 2021 budget at the Council Secretariat.
He added that, in line with our administration’s promises we have been able to provide projects that have direct impact on our communities that will improve their standard as well as peruse economic activities that could lead to self-reliance of our people.
He went further, The key infrastructural development projects executed will surely demonstrate our commitment to the socio-economic development of our communities. These are visible in the following areas. i.e Education, Health, Roads/Drainage Construction and other key sectors that have direct bearing on our people.
Construction of Road and drainages across the 10 wards of the local government; Construction of additional/new classroom across all the wards of the local government; Provision of solar boreholes; Provision of electricity in our communities; Upgrading and construction of Health Facilities; Scholarship to our indigenous students; Purchase of Agricultural Implements and Seedlings.
Kagarko Local Government is one of the peaceful Local Government and crises free area. The council in its effort to complement the state government by supporting all our security agencies in the area towards crime prevention in our communities which have greatly yielded results, I must commend the effort of our security agents, traditional rulers and religious leaders in this regard.
Recently, a total of 125 health personnel where employed to meet the standard of the upgraded primary healthcare centres in all the 10 wards of the local government.
With the State Government Policy on restructuring and revolutionary the Civil Service, the council compliment the effort of the State in implementing the new Salary Structure for all the civil servant. This reduces drastically our balances for the execution of capital projects.
Then the Covid 19 Pandemic which greatly affect the world economic and made every Government to review its budget as a result of fall in the sales of crude oil of the international market. These issues had an adverse effect on the execution of the already ongoing projects awarded.
Therefore, the year 2021 proposed budget is geared toward an action plan of observing reducing cost of administration and prudent management of the resources towards completion of all the projects executed by our administration before the election of another council.
To achieve these, we intended to attract the public – private partnership initiative towards the development of our markets and other sources to improve our Internal Generate Revenue base.
The 2021 propose budget is summarized as follows;
Source of income; Opening Balance – 143,824,007.95; Statutory Allocation : 1,998,476,905.35; 10% State IGR : 10,283,063.70; VAT: 728,073,854.26; Internal Generated Revenue: 10,057,813.7; totalling: 2,890,715,644.97
Rabo Analysed the 2021 of the Propose Expenditure as follows:
Local Government Salary: 349,288,070.25; Local Government Educational Salaries: 798,668,146.13; 60% Health Staff Salaries: 137,519,022.79; Pension Contribution: 38,656,071.72; Training Funds: 11,642,013.84; Over Head Cost: 550,362,798.28; Total Recurrent Expenditure: 1,886,136,123.01; Capital Expenditure: 1,004,579,521.96; Total Budget.: 2,890,715,644.97