The Jigawa state House of Assembly increased the 2019 appropriation bill with the sum of N2.6 billion and created the provision on the N30, 000 new minimum wage and passed it in to law last Friday.
The state budget was passed into law after the chairman of the house committee on appropriation Honourable Sule Musa Dutse presented the report of his committee which recommended the increase of the budget with N2.6 billion from N157.540 billion proposed by the state executive to N160.140 billion.
Honourable Musa Sule told the house that, his committee recommended the increases of the budget to adequately capture and provide provision of enough funds for projects and programs proposed in the budget.
The committee chairman also revealed that, the budget has properly captured the new minimum wage in case of its approval and eventual immediate take up.
According to him the budget presented to the house by the state governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar titled ‘Budget for Sustainable Development “has properly captured the social and economic needs of the state.
He then requested the house to accept his committee recommendation and pass the budget in to law accordingly.
In his remarks after presentation of the appropriation committee the speaker of the house Hon. Isa Idris Gwaram has commended the committee for doing of good job, and requested the house to deliberate on the report.
In his submission the majority leader of the house also member representing Gumel, Hon. Sani Isyaku Abubakar forwarded a motion for adoption of the report, the motion was unanimously supported by the house.
However the speaker Hon Idris promised to work hands in hands with the executives and all other stakeholders for the successful implementation of the budget which designed to improve economic and social life of the people of the state in according to All Progressive Congress “APC” philosophy.