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Zamfara Assembly downsizes 2021 budget by over N16b



The Zamfara State Home of Meeting has diminished the 2021 appropriation invoice by greater than N16 billion.

That is based on a press assertion signed by the Director Normal, Press Affairs of the Home, Comrade Mustapha Jafaru Kaura and made accessible to newsmen in Gusau, the State capital.

The assertion famous that the choice of the Home to chop down the finances was as a consequence of an government request despatched to the Home by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle by way of a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe.

In accordance with the assertion, the letter was learn on the ground of the Home by the Speaker, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya.

“Owing to safety challenges going through the State and dwindling financial progress of the State as at now, the federal government of the State can’t keep it up with the massive finances deficit therefore the necessity to minimize down the finances by about N16 billion”, the Speaker added.

“The assertion additional said that the chief of the Home, Hon Farouq Musa Dosara appealed to his colleagues to provide the chief request an accelerated listening to and subsequent passage into legislation going by the exigency of the invoice.

Hon Dosara additional defined that for the reason that finances was handed by the Home early this 12 months, it was not misplaced to evaluate the finances downward.


In his contribution, the member representing Maru North, Hon Yusuf Alhassan Kanoma stated the 2021 revised finances will not be in any manner totally different from what occurred in 2020 finances when the Home deliberated and downsized the finances as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic.

The lawmaker referred to as on his colleagues to provide the chief request a speedy passage to permit the state authorities proceed with its insurance policies and packages.

Commenting on the difficulty, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo stated that the nice works of late Hon Muhammad G Ahamad, who was then the Chairman, Home Committee on finance and appropriation that labored very onerous to see to the passage of the finances shouldn’t be left unnoticed.

Yankuzo defined that late Hon Muhammad G Ahamad would at all times be remembered by the Hon Home and the lawmakers within the Home.

Ruling on the difficulty, the Speaker, Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya counseled his colleagues for the maturity proven in all the deliberation course of and ordered that the invoice be given first and second studying.

He directed the Home Committee on finance and appropriation, chaired by Hon Shamsu Hassan Basko to scrutinise the invoice and report again to plenary within the subsequent one week.

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