The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday jerked up the Nasarawa State 2021 Appropriation Bill by N2.8 billion.
Recall that Governor Abdullahi Sule had on November 17, 2020 presented to the House of Assembly a budget proposal of N112.9 billion for approval.
Speaker of the House, Rt Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, made this known when the House deliberated and adopted the 2021 budget report of the House standing committee on Finance and Appropriation, during the House proceedings in Lafia.
The speaker justified the increase in the 2021 appropriation bill to the introduction of engineering and medical school in the Nasarawa State Univeristy Keffi, insecurity and other factors.
The Speaker said, “The House recommended for approval and passage into law a bill to authorize the issuance from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the state the sum of N115.7 billion. N53.4 billion only as recurrent expenditure and N55.2 billion only as capital expenditure.”