Kwara Assembly Passes N157bn 2019 Budget

Date: 2018-12-21

The Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday passed the 2019 budget of N157, 802,032,561 into law.

This is 0.19 per cent higher than N157, 504,952,561 presented by the governor, Alhaji Abdul Fatah Ahmed, to the House on Thursday 6th of December 2018.

The capital expenditure of the 2019 budget is now N79, 594,046,011 against N79, 784,478,484 proposed by the governor, representing 50.44 per cent of the total budget.

The recurrent expenditure is now N71, 145,213,355, as against N70, 657,700,882 representing 49.56 per cent of the total budget.

The House equally in conformity with its law, allocated N1,219,373,880 as one per cent of the state Consolidated Revenue Fund, for the State Health Insurance Agency, to ensure accessible qualitative healthcare delivery to the people of the state.

Speaking after the passage of the budget, the speaker, Dr Ali Ahmad, while directing the clerk of the House, Hajia Halimat Jumai Kperogi, to prepare a clean copy for the governor's assent, praised members and staff for providing the platform in moving the state forward.

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