By Abdullahi Isah
The Kano House of Assembly on Wednesday received a N205.2 billion appropriation bill for the 44 local governments in the state.
Speaker of the house Kabiru Alhassan Rurum (APC, Rano), who announced this at the plenary session, said the document was signed by Abba Ladan, permanent secretary, Ministry of Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Rurum said that 52% of the total budget was earmarked for capital projects, while 48% was for recurrent expenditure.
According to him, the submission of the appropriation bill for the local governments was in line with the Kano State Local governments Law of 2016.
“Adequate provision for the development of the 44 local government areas has been made in the proposed 2019 budget,” he said.
“The budget, if approved, will ensure the provision of more rural feeder roads across the 44 local government areas of the state and also other developmental projects,’’ he added.
KANO TODAY reports that the House majority leader, Baffa Babba Dan-Agundi (APC, Kano Municipal), called for the rejection of the document immediately after the speaker announcement.
Dan Agundi reminded the house of its earlier resolve that any document from any establishment in the state to the assembly should be duly signed by the political head of the establishment.
But, Abubakar Zakari (APC, Tarauni) informed the House that the permanent secretary signed the bill because the commissioner accompanied governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on an official assignment abroad.
The House accepted the document after a heated debate.
The speaker, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum referred the bill to the House committee on local government and chieftaincy affairs, giving it three weeks to submit its report to the House for further consideration.
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