The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, says it would pass the 2020 budget on Monday, Dec. 23rd which is two days before the year’s Christmas Day.
Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced the passage date after the House deliberated on the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation on the 2020 budget as presented by Gov.Abdullahi Sule.
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.
“The deliberation on report of the House Standing committee on Finance and Appropriation on a Bill for a Law to Authorize the issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the state (Appropriation bill) of N107, 939,805,604 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 adopted.
“I hereby slate Monday, December 23rd, 2019 for the third reading of the bill,” he said.
Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North), the Majority Leader of the House while moving a motion for the adoption of the budget report urged his colleague to support his motion considering the importance of budget to societal development.
Mr Abel Bala ( PDP- Nassarawa Eggon West), seconded the majority leader motion for the adoption of the budget report.
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.
In a related development, the speaker slated Monday, December 23rd for the third reading on a Bill for a Law to Amend the Nasarawa State Fiscal Responsibility Commission Law (2013).