The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has passed the state ₦199.9 billion 2024 budget.
Mr Danladi Jatau, the Speaker of the House said this at plenary on Wednesday in Lafia.
Jatau said that the budget would help to promote economic growth and development in the state.
He said that the budget was made up of ₦117 billion recurrent expenditure and ₦82billion capital expenditure.
”A bill for a law to authorize the issue out of the consolidated revenue fund of the state (Appropriation) of the sum of ₦199,879,370,709.43 only for the services of Nasarawa State Government for the period of 12 months commencing from January 1 and ending December 31.
“The total sum of ₦117,138,350,954.18 as Recurrent Expenditure while the sum of ₦82,741, 019, 755.25 as Capital Expenditure.
“The 2024 Appropriation bill is read for the third term and passed,” the speaker said.
Jatau lauded his colleagues for their commitments in ensuring the speedy passage of the budget.
“I want to appreciate you for your efforts in ensuring speedy passage of the bill.
“This shows sign of unity and synergy with the executive and judicial arms of government as we will always work in synergy with the state government for the overall development of the state,” he said.
Jatau urged the state government to ensure full implementation of the budget.
“We have done the needful, I hope that the executive will also do the needful,” he said.
He directed the Clerk of the House to produce a clean copy for the governor’s assent.
Earlier, Mr Suleiman Azara, the Majority Leader, moved a motion for the passage of the budget.
Mr Luka Zhekaba, the Minority Leader, seconded and was subsequently passed by the lawmakers.