By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kwara State House of Assembly has approved N162 billion as the 2020 Fiscal Appropriation for the state.
The budget was increased by N427 million, which represents a percentage increase of 0.26 per cent.
The 2020 Appropriation Bill passage took place during a plenary session on Wednesday.
This is against the sum of N162.06 billion presented to the House on 18th December, 2019 by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as the 2020 Appropriation Bill.
State House of Assembly Speaker said the budget size was 55.06 per cent in favour of capital expenditure to drive infrastructural development of the state.
He said the 2020 budget would ensure paradigm shift from the old order, promising that the Hon House would provide periodic legislative oversight function on the 2020 budget implementation.