From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia
Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule yesterday presented the 2020 budget proposal of N100.52 billion only to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, who received the budget after Sule’s presentation promised the state government of speedy passage of the budget to enable the people of the state derive the benefit of democracy.
Abdullahi Sule who tagged the budget as “ Budget of Inclusive Development “ noted that his administration policy is anchored on transparency, accountability and prudency for the overall development of the state and the country at large as well as assured the assembly of ample implementation of the budget if finally passed into law.
His words, “I hereby present the 2020 appropriation bill of N100,519,956,857 to you for your consideration and approval. A total of N56,733, 129, 610billion of the budget is earmarked for Recurrent
expenditure while N43,786,827,247 of the total budget is earmarked as Capital Expenditure for the year 2020.”
Sule further stressed that the budget will be used to complete all ongoing projects, provision of social services, youths empowerment programmes among others for the benefits of the people of the state adding that his administration would also create an enabling environment for business and other activities to thrive in the state The governor called on the members to give the budget proposal speedy passage to enable the state government executes developmental projects across the state.
Speaking at the event, the Speaker of the House, Rt. hon. Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, assured the state government of the House readiness to do justice to the budget for the overall development of the state.
“I therefore call on all government Agencies, Ministries and Parastatals, MDAs, to cooperate with the assembly so that this budget will be pass in the shortest possible time.”he said.