Kwara State House of Assembly today received the 2023 Appropriation Bill of 189.4 Billion Naira from Gov AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
Presenting the Bill at the plenary before the lawmakers and other members of the public who have come to witness the yearly exercise, Gov AbdulRazaq explained that the size of the budget which is tagged “Budget of Economic Expansion and Sustainable Development is N189,436,248,054.00, with a recurrent expenditure of 49.1% and capital component of 50.9%.
Gov AbdulRazaq explained that with the support of the Assembly and the good people of Kwara State, his administration has delivered on key campaign promises in education, healthcare delivery, provision of potable water, agriculture, poverty reduction, gender mainstreaming, youth and women empowerment among others.
The Governor who listed ongoing and completed projects of his administration, therefore solicited the support of the House for consideration and passage of the 2023 appropriation bill.
In a remark, the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu
commended Gov AbdulRazaq for sustaining the zeal in fulfilling the obligations of the State Government to counterpart fund in all sectors which he noted has resulted in visible improvement in every sector such as Basic Education, Rural Road, water supply, and health among others.
Engr. Danladi-Salihu affirmed that with the magnitude of ongoing projects, some completed and others nearing completion as well as the equitable spread of same in all parts of the State, the Governor has gone a long way to rescue the State from the wide infrastructural gap bequeathed to it by previous administrations.
The Speaker, therefore assured Governor AbdulRazaq of the readiness of the House to work hard to ensure timely passage of the 2023 Appropriation Bill while also ensuring that the Budget is carefully and meticulously scrutinized as constitutionally required for the benefit of the people of Kwara State.
The presentation of the 2023 Appropriation Bill had in attendance members of the State Executive Council, All Progressives Congress APC members and supporters, heads of government agencies, and traditional rulers among others.