Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has attributed the massive infrastructure development in the state to the increase in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and prudent resource management by his administration.
The governor disclosed this Thursday during a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) when he escorted the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, after his visit to the state.
Before the Vice President’s departure, the governor had led him on an assessment tour of the two-kilometre long overhead bridge and interchange projects and the Zaria Road and Skills Acquisition Centre project slated for completion by October this year.
Ganduje said: “First of all, issue number one is prudence in order that we block leakages so that whatever we have we make sure that we have it for optimum utilization.
”Secondly, we have increased our internally generated revenue by reforming the system and employing new hands, young people, who are knowledgeable experienced. So we have increased out internally generated revenue tremendously.
“We are operating an open government and we ensure that there is adequate supervision in whatever we are doing. That is why we are coming up with quality projects and quality programmes”, the governor added
He explained that government’s financial support to successful MSMEs was based on result obtained from the state government’s evaluation committee on their performance, adding that in addition to financial support government has also trained most of them and given some of them tools to work with.
The governor pledged more funding support for the MSMEs in the state, assuring that it is a continuous programme and the more the government gathers experience and modifies it the more it will be encouraged to give more funds.