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Kwara 2018 Appropriation Bill passes second reading

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Kwara 2018 Appropriation Bill passes second reading

Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad

 The Kwara State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N181.8 billion, presented by Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed, on Thursday passed second reading at the state House of Assembly.

The motion for the second reading of the Bill was moved by the House leader, Mr Hassan Oyeleke and seconded by Mr Mathew Banister (APC).

The Bill, tagged “Budget of Sustained Growth and Prosperity“ was passed for second reading after all members had contributed to its debate, an exercise that lasted over two hours.

Oyeleke said that the budget had four basic features for the development of the state, adding that when passed and assented to  would enhance infrastructure development of the state.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the Clerk of the House, Alhaji Mohammed Katsina, later read the budget for the second time.

The Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare, who presided over the plenary, directed the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation to further work on the budget for other legislative activities.

He also directed the committee to report progress of work on the budget to the House on Dec. 19.

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