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Sokoto assembly passes additional N4 billion 2023 supplementary budget

With the current approval, the supplementary appropriation for Sokoto in 2023 now totals N25 billion, including the N21 billion previously approved on August 10.

• December 14, 2023
Sokoto Assembly
Sokoto Assembly

On Thursday, the Sokoto State House of Assembly passed an additional N4 billion supplementary appropriation bill for 2023.

The majority leader, Bello Idris (APC-Gwadabawa North), presented the bill during plenary, responding to Gov. Ahmed Aliyu’s request.

According to Mr Idris, the governor sought funds to meet the 2nd 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, hence, 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, Mr Idris emphasised Sokoto State’s commitment to the initiative. He urged members to consider the request in the committee of the whole House.

Following unanimous acceptance in a voice vote, the speaker, Tukur Bala, dissolved the plenary into a committee of the whole, where the members adopted the request for the additional N4 billion Supplementary Appropriation.

With the current approval, the supplementary appropriation for Sokoto in 2023 now totals N25 billion, including the N21 billion previously approved on August 10.

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