Abubakar Haruna Galadanchi kano state, 12 02 2016

By Abubakar Haruna Muhammad -The Nigerian Voice, Kano
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The Kano State Government said it targeted N60 billion as internally generated revenue in 2016.

The state Commissioner for Planning and Budget, Hajiya Aisha Bello, said this while speaking to newsmen in her office today.

The projected total recurrent revenue of N157.4 billion is made up of N54 billion while the balance of N60 billion is expected from internally generated revenue sources.

This indicates a significant increase in our local revenue generation drive over federation allocation, she said.

The commissioner said the state government would continue to ensure improvement in the Iocal revenue collection to enhance its revenue base.

I want to assure you that realistic revenue targets have been assigned to government agencies while government will continue to strengthen its regular revenue audit, she said.

She assured that the state government would intensify effort to ensure full implementation of the budget regular supervision and monitoring.

She then called on ministries, departments and agencies to cooperate with the new revenue generation machinery to reduce over dependence on federal allocation.