Nasarawa Assembly approves Gov Sule’s N199.9bn budget

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) has passed for second reading, Governor Abdullahi Sule’s appropriation bill of N199.9 billion for the 2024 fiscal year.

Governor Sule presented the bill, titled “Budget of Renewed Commitment,” to the House for consideration and approval on December 1, 2023.

Speaker Danladi Jatau (Kokona West, APC) announced the passage of the bill into the second reading during proceedings in Lafia on Wednesday.

Jatau asked the Committee on Finance and Appropriation to work on the bill and report back to the House on December 18, 2023.

He expressed appreciation for the positive contributions made by members of the House during the budget deliberations and called for their continued support.

Furthermore, the Majority Leader of the House, Suleiman Yakubu Azara, outlined the substance of the bill, emphasising its focus on achieving economic growth and development in the state.

He commended Governor Sule for presenting a budget that addresses socio-economic challenges and improves the standard of living for the people.

The motion for the bill to scale the second reading was moved by the Majority Leader and seconded by the Minority Leader, Luka Iliya Zhekaba.

Various members of the House, including the Deputy Speaker, Muhammad Oyanki, expressed support for the budget.

The committees of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly are set to begin inviting the management of MDAs for budget defence as part of the legislative process.

Nasarawa Assembly approves Gov Sule’s N199.9bn budget

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