SPEAKER of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has revealed that the Assembly jerked up the

N112.92billion appropriation bill submitted to it by governor Abdullahi Sule by N2.8billion to accommodate the newly introduced schools of engineering and medical science at the state university Keffi.

The Speaker, who gave the explanation yesterday in Lafia shortly after the House deliberated and adopted the budget report of the House standing committee on finance and appropriation, noted that insecurity and other factors also led to the increase of the proposed amount.

He appreciated members for unanimously adopting reports of the committee, adding that it was salient for the committee to review some allocations due to their importance.

“For example, under the Nasarawa State University, the introduction of Engineering and medical school, among many other factors necessitated the increase “

“The committee recommended approval and passage into law a bill to authorize the issuance from the consolidated revenue fund of the state the sum of N115, 722, 814, 343.31k only as of the total budget for the year 2021.

“N53, 464,156, 917 only as recurrent expenditure and N55, 240,925,695 only as capital expenditure. The committee similarly recommended the sum of N7,017,732,031 only as Consolidated Revenue funds Charges”

Recall that the state governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule in November this year presented the 2020 budget proposal of N112. 92 billion to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

 


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