The Kwara State House of Assembly has passed this year's Supplementary Budget of N166,105,047,405 into law.
This is against the N160,900,388,017 budget passed early in the year, by the legislature.
The legislature passed the ravised Appropriation bill into law,
following the presentation of the report of the House Committee on
Finance and Appropriation, by its chairman Hon. Mashood Bakare, at the
floor of the House.
The Governor Alhaji Abdul Fatah Ahmed in his
message, read by the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad, forwarded for consideration
and approval of the House, a revised budget of N163,917,547,405.
Under the supplementary budget, the Capital Expenditure is N80,957,550,706, while Recurrent Expenditure is N77,616,806,130.
The legislative unanimously resolved, that the sum of N29,082,336,523
be transferred, from the Consolidated Revenue fund to Capital
Development fund to enhance execution of capital projects, in this
The Deputy Speaker, Elder Matthew Okedare, who
presided over the Tuesday's Sitting, while calling the Clerk of the
House, Alhaji Ahmed Katsina Mohammed, to read the bill for the third
time, directed him to prepare clean copy of the bill, for the Governors
Meanwhile, the Kwara State House of Assembly, has called
on the Nigerian Police to critically look into the incessant cases of
harassment of innocent citizens, with a view to treating the people of
the state with dignity.
The House made the resolution following a
Matter of Urgent Public Importance on harassment of a lady by a police
officer, attached to Special Anti Rubbery Squad Ilorin.
the resolutions of the parliament, the Deputy Speaker, Elder Matthew
Okedare, said the intervention of the hierarchy of the police in the
state, became imperative, to forestall possible breakdown of law and
order in the state.
The House while commending the efforts of the
State Commissioner of police at maintaining law and order in the state,
called on the leadership of the state police command to make their
telephone numbers, available to the public, to enable members of the
public report the alleged harassment and extortion of money by some few
bad eggs in the Police Force.