Kano Assembly passes 2018 budget of N246bn into law

Kano, Jan. 17, 2018 (TNE) The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed into law the 2018 budget of over N246 billion, which is higher than the N233 billion earlier proposed by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje.

Presenting the report of the House Committee on Appropriations, a member of the committee representing Ungoggo Constituency, Alhaji Tasiu Panisau, said that the committee recommended an increase of over N12.7 billion.

According to Panisau, “some of the areas the increase will go to include education, health, Information, Agriculture, works and Water Resources and rural development”.

“Our committee also recommended that oversight functions by committees, especially on the implementation of the 2018 budget, should be pursued with greater Vigour.

“This recommendation will ensure effective delivery of government services for the benefit of the general public in the state,” he said.

According to him, the appropriation committee has also recommended that in subsequent years, an interface should be created where sub-committees will physically defends their reports before the appropriation committee.

He explained that the recommendation for the creation of the sub-committees is aimed at ensuring harmony and understanding of divergent positions.

At the plenary session, presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdullahi Ata, the lawmakers adopted the report and passed the budget into law.

The House of the Assembly later adjourned its plenary session to Feb. 19.

(TNE)

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