Kaduna Assembly Passes 2020 Budget With Increased Of Over N8bn

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Kaduna Assembly

By; JULIANA KATUNG, Kaduna

Kaduna Stste House of Assembly has on Tuesday November 19, 2019 passed into law the sum  N259,250,819,733.66 billion  as against the sum N 257 billion presented by Deputy  Governor,  Dr Hadiza Balarabe.

The approved budget by the House has the increase of N8 billion against the initiatial presented to the Assembly by the execitive arm on October 15, 2019 as the year 2020 budget

The lawmakers approved the sum of N75,145,220,027.38 as recurrent with differences of over N7 billion while the government had earlier submitted  the sum of N67,877,232,798,52 as  recurrent  estimate.

Also,  the capital expenditure for the year stands at  N184,105,599,706.28 as approved by the house against the state government’s earlier submittion of the sum of over N190,031,856,935.14 With the difference of  over five billion (N5,925,987,228.86).

Chairman House Committee on Appropriation and Implementation, Alhaji  Ahmed Muhammed while speaking with newsmen said the budget was passed with an increment of N8 billion which gave rise to the requests made by most ministries, departments and agencies amongst which are RUWASSA, Barau Dikko Hospital, Teachers Service Board, SUBEB among others.

Ahmed said  increment  will enable all the MDAs carry out their activities effectively so that the dividends of democracy will be enjoyed by the people of Kaduna State.

He assured the people of the state that the House of Assembly would ensure that  the funds are spent judiciously.

The sitting which was presided by the Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Shagali  also passed  into law a bill to establish  Sir Kashim Ibrahim  Fellowship programme.

The programme which is aimed to develop and nuture leadership abilites with specific focus on promoting leaders of the future from Nigeria and other countries around the world.

Other objectives include creating network of high potential young people who are expected to rise to top leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

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