….. As two new bills scale first readings at the floor of the house.
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has today received report of its Committee on Finance and Appropriation on 2023 Budget says it is set to pass it into law.
Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House stated this after the House adopted the report of the House 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) on the sum of N148, 958, 122, 525.05) for the Services of Nasarawa State Government to Complement for the Period Commencing From 1st January, 2023 and Ending 31st December, 2023, during the House proceeding today in Lafia.
Balarabe Abdullahi said that the passage of the bill into law would enable the state government to provide the much needed dividends of democracy to the people of the state in 2023 .
” A Bill for a Law to Authorize the Issue Out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State( Appropriation) on the sum of N149, 315, 944, 207.62k for the Services of Nasarawa State Government to Complement for the Period Commencing From 1st January, 2023 and Ending 31st December, 2023.
” N90, 619, 580, 459.56 as Recurrent Expenditure and N58, 696,363,748.06k as Capital Expenditure.
” In the next 24 hours, the 2023 appropriation bill will be passed into law, ” he said.
He also appreciated the members of the committee and other committee members for a job well done.
” I thank you the committee and members of other standing Committees fo a job well done.
” This is as a result of your commitments, passion and zeal to serve the people of the state,” he added
The Speaker said that punitive measure await MDAs who default to submit their monthly returns to the ministry of Finance.
Earlier, Hon Aliyu Dogara Mohammed, the Chairman of the Committee while submitting the report thanked the Speaker and other members for giving them maximum support to succeed.
Dogara Mohammed assured of the committee’s continuous readiness to deliver on any assignment given to them as expected.
Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the adoption of the committee’s report.
Hon Abel Bala, the Minority Leader of the House seconded the motion.
The House unanimously adopted the report.
It would be reported that the House jerked up the budget by N357.8millon
It would be reported that on Nov. 22, 2022, Gov. Abdullahi Sule presented N148, 958, 122, 525.05 to the assembly for consideration and approval.
In a related development, A Bill for A Law to Amend the Nasarawa State Area Courts Law 2022 and for Other Matters Related Therewith passed first reading during the House proceedings today in Lafia.
Similarly, A Bill for A Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Social Investment Agency Charged with the Responsibility of Tackling Poverty, Ensuring Equitable Distribution of Resources and Economic Growth in the State and for Other Matters Connected Therewith scaled first reading during the House Proceedings today in Lafia.
Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved motions for the two bills to scale first readings.
Hon Abel Bala, the Minority Leader of the House seconded the motions.
The House unanimously passed the two bills into first readings.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, fixed tomorrow, Dec. 20, 2022 for the second reading of the bills.