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Nasarawa Assembly passes 2019 budget

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly yesterday passed the 2019 appropriation bill of N90.17 billion.

Speaker Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi disclosed that the House jerked up the budget by over N3billion due to the omission of the Nasarawa Youth Empowerment Scheme (NAYES) sectoral allocation, among others.

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He said: “The House approved and passed a total budget size of N90,170,246,463.52 billion only to be issued out from the consolidated revenue fund of which N51.029,581,277.52billion only which represents 57% for recurrent expenditure  and N31,966,994,046billion only which  represents 35% is for capital expenditure and consolidated revenue fund charges of N7,173,671,140 billion only representing 8% is for debt servicing, pensions and gratuities”.

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