Sokoto Assembly passes additional N4bn supplementary appropriation bill for 2023


The Sokoto State House of Assembly passed an additional N4 billion supplementary appropriation bill for the year 2023 on Thursday.

The Majority Leader, Alhaji Bello Idris (APC, Gwadabawa North), presented the bill during plenary, responding to Gov Ahmed Aliyu’s request.

According to Idris, the governor sought funds to meet the second reimbursement under five Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs), totalling N9.2 billion, with an expenditure profile requirement of N6.7 billion for 2023.

He emphasised the modification in the budgetary provision to accommodate additional income and projected revenue.

“While the current budget provision stood at N2.7 billion, a supplementary provision of N4 billion was necessary to fulfil the programme’s requirements and accommodate additional income in the 2023 budget,” he said.

Highlighting the successful execution of the first phase of the NG-Cares Programme, Idris emphasised Sokoto State’s commitment to the initiative and urged members to consider the request in the Committee of the Whole House.

Following unanimous acceptance in a voice vote, the Speaker, Alhaji Tukur Bala, dissolved the plenary into a Committee of the Whole, where the members adopted the request for the additional N4 billion in Supplementary Appropriation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that with the current approval, the supplementary appropriation for the state in the year 2023 has been ramped up to N25 billion, including the N21 billion previously approved on August 10

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