By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State House of Assembly (KWHA) has passed a total sum of N137.6billion bill for the year 2021 into law.
The year 2021 budget estimate was passed after considering the Report of House Committee on Finance and Appropriation on the budget proposal at the committee of supply and laid before the House.
Presenting the report, the Committee Chairman, Ibrahim Ambali Olatunji representing Owode-Onire Constituency, expressed the belief that the proper implementation of the budget would turn around the economic fortunes of the state.
Ambali noted that the state government has taken appropriate measures to tap into its internal resources to improve the well-being of the people
He reiterated the legislature’s commitment towards supporting the executive through constant oversight functions of the House Standing Committees on capital projects to ensure transparency.
The 2021 budget size which comprised of 51 per cent recurrent expenditure and 49 per cent capital scaled through third reading before final passage during Thursday’s plenary.
The budget was upwardly reviewed from N134.9billion to N137.6billion with 2.2 per cent increase.
The Speaker, Engineer Yakubu Danlad-Salihu therefore directed the Clerk of the House Hajia Alimah Jummai Kperogi to produce the clean copy of the Appropriation Bill for governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s assent.