Kano State House of Assembly has pledged quick passage of the 2023 appropriation bill into law in good time to help the state keep to its January to December budget circle.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari stated this while receiving the State Governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on the presentation of the 2023 appropriation bill to the House today.
He said passing the bill into law would pave way for the timely execution of government projects, policies, and programs.
Rt. Hon. Chidari assured Ganduje that the House would do all the needful to ensure speedy passage of the 2023 appropriation bill.
The Speaker also said as legislators, their main functions are law-making, representation, and discharge of oversight functions on Ministries, Department, and Agencies (MDAs), highlighting that the 9th Assembly in the last three and half years has passed more than 40 bills into law which include Kano State Appropriation Law 2020, 2021 and 2022, Kano State Public Financial Management Law, 2020, Kano State Public Procurement Law 2022 among others.
In the same period, the House had passed resolutions on more than 200 motions sponsored by Members, covering diverse areas of Roads, Education, Water supply, Healthcare Services, and many more aimed at improving the living standard of the people in the State.
The Speaker urged all Head of MDAs to prepare and make themselves available to defend their budget proposals before the House Committees.
He also called on members of the public and other non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations to prepare for invitations for the public hearings on the year 2023 budget.
Rt. Hon. Chidari then commended the systematic stylistic leadership approach of the Executive Governor in carrying everybody along, especially his open door policy as well as the cordial working relationship existing between the executive arm of government which is a recipe for meaningful development in the State.
Earlier, Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje presented an aggregate sum of over 245 billion as the proposed appropriation budget for the year 2023 before the House which was tagged “Consolidation and Prosperity 11.”
In the appropriation bill, Capital expenditure was given more attention while one hundred billion was for recurrent expenditure.
In the Sector allocations, Education received top priority followed by Health, Works, and Infrastructure development.
Governor Ganduje also commissioned the Speaker’s Complex which housed the offices of the Principal Officers of the State Assembly.
He expressed appreciation for the level of work done in the complex.