By Our Reporter
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has passed 2020 appropriation bill of N108.4billon into law.
Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced the passage of the 2020 budget into law after the House Majority Leader, Hon Tanko Tunga moved a motion for the passage of the bill.
The speaker said that the passage of the bill would allow the state government complete ongoing projects and execute new ones for the progress and development of the state.
” A Bill for a Law to Authorize the Issue Out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the state (Appropriation bill) of N108, 444, 805, 614.00k only
” For the services of Nasarawa State Government for the period of twelve months commencing from 1st January, 2020 and ending 31st December, 2020 has been read for the third time and passed into law, ” he said.
According to him, the Capital Expenditure stands at N49,774, 676,004 while the Recurrent Expenditure stands at N58,670,129,710.
The speaker also disclosed that the House jerked up the budget by over N7billion to take care of some critical areas in the interest of development
Balarabe-Abdullahi urged MDAs to adhere strictly to the budget provision if finally assented to by the governor.
He directed the clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for Gov. Sule’s assent.
Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North), the Majority Leader of the House while moving a motion for the passage of the budget into law urged his colleague to support his motion considering the importance of budget to societal development.
Hon Danladi Jatau,( PDP- Kokona West), seconded the majority leader motion for the passage of the budget into law.
The House unanimously passed the budget into law
The House also passed into law a Bill for a Law to provide for the prohibition of the act of Kidnapping and for other connected purposes Thereto.
The House further passed into law a Bill for a Law to amend the Nasarawa State Fiscal Responsibility Commission Law 2013.
It would be recalled that on Dec.4,2019, Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State presented the 2020 budget proposal of N100.52 billion only to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
Sule who tagged the budget as ” Budget of Inclusive Development ” said that his administration policy is anchored on transparency, accountability and prudency for the overall development of the state and the country at large.