Katsina state government will improve its Internally Generated Revenue in this fiscal year, by training its Accounting Officers in order to prepare them for the changes in dealing with Public Finance and Accounting.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari who made the promise in a keynote address at the opening ceremony of a retreat for government officials in Kaduna yesterday, lamented that the state could not meet is budgetary projections last year.
‘’In 2016 fiscal year, we projected receivable revenue from the state statutory allocation and Internally Generated Revenue to the tune of N80,257,402,415 but only the sum of N50,561,929,508 was received which translates to 68.73%’’, he said.
In spite of the lean finances, the sum of N30, 268,232,817.78 was spent on recurrent expenditure while the government financed capital projects worth N15,289,337,269.90 in core ministries in accordance with its priorities, Masari said.
According to the governor, ‘’we are therefore duty bound to improve this poor performance against the 2017 fiscal year, by training the Accounting Officers to be prepared to accept changes in dealing with Public Finance and Accounting.’’
‘’In addition also, the operators must undego training through workshops, on the job training and so on, to improve on their performances,’’ the governor further said.