By Khadija Aliyu
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 Ibrahim 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 will 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 careful observations the house mandated the house standing committee on judiciary to scrutinize the bill and submit it’s report within two weeks.
Similarly,the house has approved the creation of a new budget line of 50 million naira for each of the 44 local government’s 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 government’s, during plenary presided over by the speaker Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari.
Presenting the report during plenary in respect of the proposed budget amendment of 44 local government councils 2021.
The chairman house standing committee on local government’s and chieftancy affairs, Alhaji Nasiru Abdullahi Dutsen Amar’e, said part of the recommendations of the committees include the need for local government chairmen to redouble their efforts towards increasing internally generated revenue.
Alhaji Nasiru noted that if passed into law the proposed budget amendment of the local governments will go a long way paving way for adequate provisions for capital expenditure, personnel and over head cost, to avoid financial deficit.
After extensive deliberations the lawmakers unanimously adopted the report .