March 2, 2017

Bauchi, Jigawa Assemblies pass N277bn budget

Bauchi, Jigawa Assemblies pass N277bn budget

Assembly Mace

By Aliyu Dangida & Suzan Edeh

Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law, reviewing the proposal sent by the executive from N145 billion to N147 billion.

This came as Jigawa State House of Assembly also passed into law N129.870 billion 2017 budget proposal into law, as against N127.870 billion earlier presented to the House by Governor Muhammad Badaru.

The passage was announced by the Speaker of the state Assembly, Isa Idris, after consideration of report from the House Committee on Appropriation.

Governor Badaru had, on November 20, presented N127.870 billion budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year to the House.

Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Musa Dutse, said the addition of N2 billion was due to consideration of fuel price.