The Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA) on Tuesday passed the 2015 appropriation bill of over N108 billion into law.
As expected, recurrent expenditure got the lion share of about 60 percent of the total budget which represents N63,661, 526, 713.00. The sum of N44, 473, 475, 091 was earmarked for capital expenditure.
The lawmakers were due to pass the bill into law on Monday but shelved it to yesterday to allow the Finance and Appropriation committee of the House make all necessary amendments before its final passage.
It would be recalled that on Wednesday, 31 December, 2014, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, represented by the commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and supervising commissioner of Finance, Mr. Mohammed Danazimi, presented a budget estimate of N107, 904, 891, 045 for the year 2015.
The state Assembly therefore effected a marginal increase of N230, 110, 759 on the budget as presented by Governor Al-Makura.
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