Kogi requests extra N11b in supplementary budget

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has sent a letter to the state assembly seeking approval for a proposed supplementary budget of N11 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.

Bello in the request letter said the supplementary budget would take care of “certain areas of economic development that were not previously captured in the approved budget,” adding that it would enable the administration continue in executing its projects and programmes.

The Governor said that the supplementary budget would also address security issues and challenges in other sectors which are outside the current approved budget.

He had earlier in the year signed a N174,851,544.523 billion appropriation bill into law after it was approved by the state assembly.

Speaker Ahmed Imam after reading the letter before his colleagues directed the Majority Leader of the House, Mathew Kolawole to slate it on the order paper for consideration at the next legislative day.

The house is expected to consider the Governor’s request when member resume sitting on Tuesday.

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