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Kaduna State Assembly Set Deadline For 2018 Budget Defence

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The Kaduna State House of Assembly on Tuesday set November 14 as the deadline for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to defend their 2018 budget proposals.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai had on Oct. 13, submitted a budget of N216.5 billion to the assembly for approval.

The assembly referred the bill to its Committee on Appropriation and Implementation, to work on the budget and report back on November 14.

Members had earlier spoken on the budget, with some describing the document as comprehensive.

Hon Kasim Iliyasawa said the huge provision for capital projects is unprecedented in the history of the state.

While Hon Isaac Zankhai noted that the government had been good in preparing budgets, but always failed in releasing funds to effectively finance the budget.

He called on the assembly to expedite action on the passage of the budget.



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