Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has presented N20.2 billion 2020 supplementary budget to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
The Speaker of the House, Mr. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, made this known on Wednesday when, Mr Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House presented the supplementary Appropriation bill on behalf of the governor during the House proceedings in Lafia, the state capital.
The speaker said the assembly would do justice to the budget for development to thrive.
He said, “I will commit the bill to the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation to work on the bill and report back to the House on 23rd November, 2020.”
Earlier, Mr Tanko Tunga, while moving a motion for the bill to scale first and second reading said that the supplementary budget was necessary due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
“We are all aware how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy negatively, it has affected every aspect of life negatively, hence the need for the supplementary budget,” he said.
He called on his colleagues to give the supplementary budget an accelerated passage.