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AbdulRazaq Signs 2022 Budget

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L-R: Special Adviser Strategy Alhaji Saadu Salaudeen; Commissioner for Planning and Economic Development Remilekun Oluwatobi Banigbe; Hon. Ambali Olatunji Ibrahim; Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Yakubu Salihu-Danlandi; Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq; Deputy Speaker Hon. Raphael Adetiba; Majority Leader Hon. Mogaji Abubakar; Clerk Alhaja Alimat Jummai Kperogi; and Commissioner for Finance Florence Olasumbo Oyeyemi; during the signing of 2022 Budget into law at Government House, Ilorin, on Friday.
By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday signed the 2022 budget, with the capital expenditure now pegged at 56per cent, indicating a commitment to complete many of the ongoing infrastructural projects.
The size of the budget is N189.62billion as 44 per cent of it being for recurrent expenditure. The House passed the budget on Thursday.
The proposal from the executive had pegged the CAPEX at 55.3per cent of the total package while the recurrent stood at 44.7pepr cent.
Speaking shortly after signing the budget, the governor said the budget also captured  workers’ promotion and the consequential adjustment component of the national minimum wage — the payment of which begins this month amid applause from various labour unions.
“Some of the highlights of the budget included the implementation of the consequential adjustment of minimum wage and paying some salary arrears that could not be paid by the previous administration. We are equally doing cash backing of promotions. Those are some of the major challenges for the administration,” he said, in what underscored his passion for workers’ welfare.
“We will also focus on completing ongoing infrastructural projects, job creation and expanding the economic base of the state. We will try to ensure full implementation of the budget as much as revenue permits.
“I must commend the House for doing the needful to ensure that the budget is passed on time. We appreciate the work you have done.”
Some of the dignitaries at the budget signing were House of Assembly Speaker Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu; Deputy Speaker Hon. Raphael Adetiba; Leader of the House Hon. Mogaji Olawoyin; Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropriation Hon. Ibrahim Ambali; Commissioners for Finance and Planning and Economic Development Florence Olasumbo Oyeyemi and Remilekun Banigbe; Special Adviser on Strategy Saadu Salau; and Clerk of the House Halimat Jummai Kperogi.
Danladi-Salihu, who commended the administration for its commitment to development, reaffirmed the determination of the House towards effective lawmaking in the state.
He commended his colleagues for their hard work and commitment to the success of the administration.
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