Nasarawa Assembly passes supplementary budget

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state’s supplementary budget of N2.7 billion to Gov. Tanko Al-Makura for assent.

Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, the Speaker of the House, announced the passage of the bill during the House plenary in Lafia.

Mr Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North), the Majority Leader of the House, had moved a motion for the speedy passage of the supplementary budget bill to enable the state government discharge its duties effectively.

He said: “My colleagues, I want to call on you to give speedy passage to this supplementary budget submitted to the House by Al-Makura for approval to enable him deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

“The supplementary budget is to cater for the purchase of official vehicles to new Assembly members, exigencies associated with appointments of new judges and increase in personnel cost of Judicial Service Commission, among other unforeseen cost of governance.”

Alhaji Mohammed Alkali (PDP-Lafia North), the Minority Leader of the House, seconded the motion for the passage of the budget.

After listening to various contributions, Balarabe directed the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the governor’s assent.



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