The Kwara State House of Assembly (KWHA) has passed a sum of N137.6 billion bill for the year 2021 into law.
The year 2021 budget estimate was passed after considering the Report of House Committee on Finance and Appropriation on the budget proposal as laid before the House.
The 2021 budget size which comprises 51 per cent recurrent expenditure and 49 per cent capital expenditure scaled through the third reading before final passage during Thursday’s plenary.
The budget was upwardly reviewed from N134.9 billion to N137.6 billion with 2.2 per cent increase.
The Committee Chairman, Ibrahim Ambali Olatunji representing Owode-Onire Constituency, expressed the belief that the proper implementation of the budget would turn around the economic fortunes of the state during the presentation.
Ambali explained that the state government had taken appropriate measures to tap into its internal resources to improve the well-being of the people
He reiterated the legislature’s commitment towards supporting the executive through constant oversight functions of the House Standing Committees on capital projects to ensure transparency.
The Speaker, Engineer Yakubu Danlad-Salihu therefore directed the Clerk of the House, Hajia Alimah Jummai Kperogi, to produce the clean copy of the Appropriation Bill for governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s assent.