The Kaduna State Government has earmarked N4.7 billion for the provision of water, sanitation, and hygiene services in its 2022 budget.
This is contained in the 2022 budget size of N278.6 billion, signed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai on December 22 and made available to reporters in Kaduna yesterday.
The budget document showed that a total of N4.7 billion was allocated to the state’s Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, representing 1.7 per cent of the total budget.
Of the amount, N4.6 billion was allocated for capital expenditure, while N16.7 million was for recurrent expenditure.
The budget showed that N1.5 billion was earmarked as a matching grant for the Partnership for Expanded Water Supply, Hygiene, and Sanitation project.
It further showed that N406.1 million was allocated for the implementation of the state Roadmap for Eliminating Open Defecation in 20 local government areas.
The government equally allocated N882.7 million for the implementation of Sustainable Urban-Rural Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene across the state.
A total of N214.5 million was earmarked for the procurement of three state-of-the-art drilling rigs and accessories, and N16.8 million for an emergency response to the disaster in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).
The institutionalisation of the Village Level Operation and Maintenance concept in 476 communities for the sustainability of WASH facilities got N72.9 million.