By Opeyemi Daniel-Adeoti
The Kwara State House of Assembly on Thursday Plenary passed N137.6billion 2021 Appropriation Bill into law.
The Budget Estimate was passed after considering the report of House Committee on Finance and Appropriation on the budget proposal at the Committee of Supply and laid before the House.
While presenting the report, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Ibrahim Ambali Olatunji (Owode-Onire Constituency), said proper implementation of the budget, would change the economic fortunes of the state for better.
Hon. Ambali expressed that the state government had taken appropriate measures to tap into its internal resources to improve the well-being of the people.
He restated the legislature’s commitment towards supporting the executive through constant oversight functions of the House Standing Committees on capital projects to ensure transparency.
The Clerk of the House, Hajia Halimat Jummai Kperogi then read the budget which comprise 51 percent recurrent expenditure and 49 percent capital for the third time and final passage.
Moonlight reports that the budget was upwardly reviewed from 134.9billion to 137.6billion with 2.2 percent increase.
Speaker Yakubu Salihu Danladi therefore directed the Clerk to produce the clean copy of the Appropriation Bill for Governor’s assent.