Kwara Assembly Receives Supplementary Budget Estimate Of N135,159,772,167 For Approval
The Kwara State Governor, Alh Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has forwarded 2019 Revised /Supplementary Budget Estimate of N135,159,772,167, to the State House of Assembly for legislative approval.
This is against N157,802,032,651 earlier approved by the 8th legislature as 2019 budget of the state, representing 15% decrease.
The Supplementary Estimates was contained in the Governor's letter to the House,dated 21st August, 2019 and read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu.
The Revised Recurrent Revenue, according to the message, is now N97,221,983,006 as against N121,846,573,912 earlier approved, representing 21% decrease.
Revised Capital Estimate is also now i N62,810,026,813 against N79,594,046,011,representing 21% reduction.
The Recurrent Expenditure is now N72,349,746,354,with N24,872,236,652 as transfer to Capital Development Fund against N78,207,986,550 with N43,638,537,912 as transfer Capital Development Fund earlier approved, representing 8% decrease.
The Speaker, who called on the House Leader,Hon Abubakar Olawoyin Mogaji to lay the Estimates ion the table, directed the House Committee on Rules and Business to slate the Supplementary Estimate for second Reading.
The House equally received a bill for a law to establish the State Social Investment Programme to tackle poverty,ensuring equitable distribution of resources and economic growth in the state.
The Bill was contained in a message by the Governor to the Speaker,dated 19th August,2019,urging the House to pass the bil into law,to further enhance the wellbeing of the vulnerable people in the state.
Meanwhile, the House has directed its Committee on Health and Environment, to investigate non challant attitude of health workers to patients in the government owned Hospitals in the state and report to the House in 2 weeks.
This followed a Matter of General Public Importance raised by member representing Share/Oke Ode Constituency, Hon. Olatunde Rasaq Owolabi at the floor of the House.
The Speaker enjoined the Committee to ensure that its report covers all public owned hospitals in the state, to stem the tide of the problem across the state,pointing out that the non challant attitude of some health workers had caused irreparable damages to some people and should be put to an enduring end in the state.