Kaduna Assembly passes N19.2bn supplementary budgets for 2017


The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state’s second and third supplementary budgets of N19.2 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.

The budget estimates which were read for the second and third times at the plenary comprised N1.5 billion second supplementary and N17.7 billion third supplementary.

The Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Shagali, said that the second supplementary budget of N1.5 billion was for the state’s commercial agricultural development projects.

“The third supplementary budget of over N17.7 billion would be used for road construction and water project in the state,’’ he added.

Mr Nuhu Shadalafiya, the Chairman of the House Committee on Information, said the budgets were given accelerated passage because the state had fund constraints.

According to him, contractors handling most of the ongoing projects in the state had left their project sites…

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