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Nasarawa assembly passes N199.9b 2024 budget

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The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N199.9 billion as presented by Governor Abdullahi Sule into law.

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau, announced the passage of the bill into law during the House proceedings in Lafia, the state capital, on Wednesday.

Jatau said that the budget if assented to by the governor, would promote economic growth and development of the state.

He said:  “A Bill for a law to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the State (Appropriation) of the sum of N199,879,370,709.43 only for the services of Nasarawa State Government for the period of 12 months commencing from 1st January 2024 and ending 31st December 2024.

“The total sum of N117,138,350 954.18 as Recurrent Expenditure while the sum of N82,741,019,755.25 as Capital Expenditure.

“The 2024 Appropriation Bill is read for the third term and passed.”

Jatau appreciated members of the assembly for their determination and commitment to ensuring the speedy passage of the 2024 Appropriation Bill into law.

“I want to appreciate you all for your efforts in ensuring the speedy passage of the bill. This shows a sign of unity and synergy with the executive and judicial arms of government.

“We will continue to work in synergy with the state government for the overall development of the state,” he said.

The Speaker, therefore, urged the state government to ensure the full implementation of the budget, if assented to by the governor and directed the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy of the bill for the governor’s assent.

Earlier, the Majority Leader of the House, Suleiman Azara, moved a motion for the passage of the bill into law and was seconded by the Minority Leader, Luka Zhekaba.

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