The Kano State Government has earmarked N52.2 billion in the 2020 budget for the education sector.
The Commissioner for Planning and Budget, Alhaji Nura Dankadai, said this while addressing newsmen on the 2020 budget breakdown on Friday in Kano.
“To actualise our policy of free and compulsory education in both primary, secondary and Tsangaya schools, the government has planned to spend a total sum of N52.2 billion in this critical sector representing 25.32 per cent,” he said.
Dankadai said that the present administration would continue to sustain the giant strides made in expanding access to basic quality education in the state.
He said N31.2 billion representing 15.17 per cent was earmarked for ministry of health to accommodate programmes and projects that would deliver state governments commitment of providing quality and affordable health care services at all levels.
He explained that N1.6 billion was earmarked for the upgrade of General Hospitals at Gaya, Bichi, Karaye and Rano Emirates.
Dankadai also said that the government had set aside N11.6 billion for law and justice intervention programmes.