Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Thursday signed the 2014 budget into law.
The budget, tagged ‘Budget of Peace and Continuity’, was increased by the State House of Assembly from the N198bn proposed to N200bn.
The increase, the Speaker of the Assembly, Tahir Shehu, said was done in order give education and land and survey more attention.
Of the budget estimate, 63 per cent of the it would be expended on capital projects for the provision of critical infrastructure such as roads, hospitals, schools, rural electricity and water supply, while 37 per cent is for recurrent expenditure.
Yero , at the event held at the Sir Kashim Ibraim Government House, told the lawmakers to ensure strict adherence to the provisions of the Appropriation Act through proper oversight functions.
He said the executive arm of the government was ready to cooperate with the legislature in carrying out its primary responsibility of ensuring that the people of the state get value for money through efficient budgetary spending.
He reminded the lawmakers to note that their oversight function did not amount to witch-hunting but rather a process of ensuring due diligence and accountability in public spending.