By Aliyu Muraki, Lafia.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has passed the next year Appropriation Bill of N199.9 as presented by Governor Abdullahi Sule into law .
The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Danladi Jatau announced the passage of the bill into law during the House proceedings in lafia, the State Capital.
The Speaker said that the passed budget, if assented to by Governir Abdullahi Sule would promote economic growth and development in the state.
” The total sum of N117, 138, 350, 954.18 as Recurrent Expenditure while the sum of N82,741, 019, 755.25 as Capital Expenditure.
Mr. Danladi Jatau also appreciated members for their determination and commitments in ensuring the speedy passage of the 2024 Appropriation Bill into law.
” I want to appreciate you for your efforts in ensuring speedy passage of the bill.
” This shows sign of unity and synergy with the executive and judicial arms of government as we will always work in synergy with the state government for the overall development of the state,” he said.
The Speaker of the Assembly urged the state government to ensure full implementation of the budget, if assented to by the Governor.
He, then directed the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the Governor to assent.
Earlier, The Majority leader of the House Mr. Suleiman Yakubu Azara, moved a motion for the passage of the bill into law, while the Minority leader Mr. Luka Iliya Zhekaba, seconded the motion.
The House unanimously passed the 2024 budget into law.
In a related development, A Bill for a Law to make Provision for Right of Way in Nasarawa State and For Other Matters Connected Therewith passed first reading at the floor of the House.
The majority leader of the House, Suleiman Yakubu Azara, moved a motion for the bill to scale first reading which was seconded by Mr. Luka Iliya Zhekaba, the Minority Leader.
The House unanimously passed the bill into first reading.
Meanwhile, The House screened and confirmed Hassan Aboki Zanwa as member Local Government Service Commission.
On December 12, 2023, the Speaker of the House, received the nomination of Mr Hassan Aboki Zanwa from Governor Abdullahi Sule for re-appointment as member of the Local Government Service Commission.
The House also proceeded on recess and to resume on February next year.