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Kano Assembly passes 2021 supplementary budget into law

Kano State House of Assembly has approved the 2021 supplementary proposed budget of over 40 billion naira.

The approval was sequel to the 3rd reading of the bill, shortly after adopting the report presented by chairman house standing committee on appropriation, Alhaji Abba Garko, supported by the lawmakers.

In another development the Kano state judiciary funds management (financial autonomy) bill 2021 has scaled 2nd reading.

Presenting the bill, the Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari, said granting financial autonomy to the judiciary would pave way for upholding the rule of law.

He explained that the importance of the financial autonomy cannot be over emphasized as it is one of the tenets of democracy.

Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari said 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has made provisions for the financial autonomy of both the legislative and judicial arm of government.

He urged the lawmakers to expedite action on the speedy passage of the bill to achieve the desired objectives.

The House mandated the Standing Committee on Judiciary to scrutinize the bill and submit its report within two weeks.

Similarly, the House approved the creation of a new budget line of N50 million for each of the 44 local governments to purchase shops at the new Kanawa market.

The call was sequel to a joint report presented by the House Standing Committee on Appropriation and Committee on Local Governments, during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr Hamisu Chidari.

Presenting the report, Chairman House Standing Committee on Local Government’s and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Dutsen-Amar’e Nasiru, said part of the recommendations of the committees include the need for local government chairmen to redouble their efforts towards increasing internally generated revenue.

The lawmakers unanimously adopted the report after extensive deliberations.

Reporting by Khadijah Aliyu; editing by Adeniyi Bakare