By Sunday Aghu – Lafia
Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed into law twenty twenty one Appropriation bill of 115.7 billion naira for the services of the state for a period of 12 months.
Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi announced the passage after the Appropriation bill scaled through third reading during plenary in Lafia.
Before passing the 2021 appropriation bill into law the state Assembly jerked the budget up by two point eight billion naira bringing the total to 115.7 billion naira as against the 112.9 billion naira presented by Governor Abdullahi Sule to the state Assembly for consideration.
The break down of the budget shows that 53.4 billion naira is for recurrent expenditure and 55.2 billion naira is for capital projects while the sum of seven billion naira was earmarked for consolidated revenue fund charges.
The motion for third reading of the appropriation bill was moved by majority leader Umar Tanko Tunga and seconded by minority leader Danladi Jatau
After members unanimously supported the motion speaker Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi passed the bill into law.
The speaker explained that the additional increase of two point eight billion naira was as a result of additional requests by some ministries, Departments and Agency MDAs for inclusion of some critical projects omitted from the proposed budget presented by the state Governor.