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Jigawa Assembly approves N5.068 bn supplementary budget

The Jigawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state N5.068 billion supplementary budget for the completion of ongoing projects.

The house also granted the government request to utilise N2.44 billion contingency fund to augment the recurrent expenditure of government agencies and departments.

Gov. Sule Lamido on Tuesday submitted the budget to the house for approval to facilitate work on the Dutse International Airport, completion of the new state secretariat complex and construction of rural roads.

The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Inuwa Udi, said during the house plenary session that the supplementary bill was necessitated by the increase in internally generated revenue and funds recovered from previous  public office holders.

Udi said that the supplementary budget would enable the state government to utilise the fund to execute viable projects and accelerate socio-economic development of the state.

Expressing support for the bill, Alhaji Rabiu Dangabi (PDP-Taura), said the projects captured in the supplementary budget were distributed between the three senatorial districts.

“These projects are developmental and represent the wishes and aspirations of our people.

“Section 121 and 123 of the 1999 Constitution empowers the house to approve the supplementary appropriation,”Dangabi said.

He urged the house to pass the bill to hasten work on the identified projects.

The house unanimously passed the bill and also approved the transfer of N2.44 stabilisation fund to meet existing commitments.



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