The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has disclosed that plans are in the pipeline to slash the state’s budget by 30 per cent, noting that coronavirus has affected the government’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
In a chat with newsmen on Tuesday, 23, June 2020, Ganduje said: “COVID-19, to be very specific and without mincing words, has really affected and punctured the state’s economy.
“As a result of that, we were reviewing our budget very soon. We are going to take the reviewed budget to the state assembly and we will reduce the budget by 30 per cent.
“While we were doing that, we were looking at all our ongoing projects to see that we can complete them within the period of this administration”, he noted.
Ganduje added that some new projects would suffer in order to make the review of the budget successful.
“We are also aware of the decrease in our IGR which would have normally assisted us,” he added.