By Abdul Ahmad Burra
Bauchi State House of Assembly during its Friday’s plenary presided over by Speaker Abubakar Y Suleiman, passes the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law.
The Chairman of the House Committee on Budget and Appropriation Hon. Abdulkadir Umar Dewu (Kirfi Constituency) presented the report of the committee which recommended that the total sum of one hundred and ninety seven billion, four hundred and seventy five million, six hundred and seven thousand one hundred and forty three naira eighty five Kobo (N197,475,607,143.85) only of which the sum of eighty five billion, fifty seven million, five hundred and eighty thousand, five hundred and eighteen naira fifty eight Kobo (N85,057,580,518,58) only, is for recurrent expenditure representing 43% while the sum of one hundred and twelve billion, four hundred and eighteen million, twenty six thousand six hundred and twenty five naira twenty seven Kobo (N112,418,026,625.27) only, for capital expenditure representing 57% of the total budget, should be passed into law.
The Report also commended that the Honourable House should commend the Executive Governor of Bauchi State Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammad, the Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning and the Accountant General for the timely presentation of 2022 budget, performance of 2021 budget and the timely hosting of the 2021 budget performance on the official website of the office of the Accountant General.
The Committee also recommended that the Honourable House should reemphasize and maintain its earlier resolution on vote of no confidence passed on the Commissioner of Education upon his contemptuous behaviour before the House Commitee on Education during the 2022 budget defense exercise.
After the Honourable House adopted the recommendations of the Report, the Majority Leader of the House Hon. Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu (Azare/Madangala Constituency) moved a motion urging the Honourable House to passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law. He was seconded by the Minority Leader Hon. Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo (Chiroma Constituency.)
Speaker Abubakar Y Suleiman puts the motion to voice vote and the Honourable Members unanimously approved. Thereafter, he directed the Clerk of the House Umar Yusuf Gital Esq to carryout the third reading which marked the passage of the Bill into law.