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Gov AbdulRazaq presents 2021 budget

Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq making the ceremonial laying of the 2021 appropriation on the floor of the house of assembly.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has presented a budget proposal of One hundred and Twenty-three billion naira to the State House of Assembly on Friday.

The Governor said the 2021 budget contains provisions for payment of the minimum wage once government reaches a deal with the labour union in the State.

According to AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the budget is 54% recurrent expenditure and 46% capital expenditure which is a fallout of the dwindling revenue from oil and internally generated revenue.

He also informed the lawmaker’s possibility of the administration taking a bond to finance key infrastructural projects later in the year.

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq said the state budget is predicated on the same key parameters and fiscal assumptions as the national budget recently presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.

No fewer than ten thousand rural women are to benefit from the agricultural programme, procurement of fertiliser other areas to be given top priority include education, health, social security for the vulnerable and procurement of official vehicles for political office holders, he said.

The Speaker, Engineer Salihu Yakubu-Danladi applauded the administration for what he described as a faithful implementation of the 2020 budget and commendable infrastructural strides.

Engineer Danladi-Salihu said the lawmakers would discharge their duties to scrutinise the document and ensure it passes relevant thresholds of participatory democracy and good governance.

The Kwara State Twenty Twenty One appropriation is tagged “Budget of Reformation for Inclusive Growth”.

Abdulrazaq Bello, Ilorin

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