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Ogun Assembly Passes N200.2bn 2016 Appropriation Bill

Posted: Dec 29, 2015 at 6:01 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta

Ogun State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed the 2016 Appropriation Bill of N200,200, 453, 352.00 reflecting a marginal reduction of about N74m from the total of N200,274,453,352 presented to the lawmakers by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun a month ago.

The passage of the Bill was sequel to the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation chaired by Hon. Akanbi Bankole, who later moved the motion for the adoption, seconded by Hon. Rasaq Oduntan and supported by the whole House, while the Bill was thereafter read clause by clause before the members by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi.

The Bill was passed with an amendment in recurrent expenditure of the estimates of the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Bureau of Tertiary Education as well as Signage and Advertising Agency.

Also, the revenue targets of the State Ministry of Information and Strategy, State Environmental Protection Agency, Judicial Service Commission, Housing Corporation, Hospital Management Board, Bureau of Information Technology and the State Hospital, Ota were slightly adjusted.

The appropriation Bill allocated N89.908bn for recurrent, N11bn for consolidated revenue fund charges including pensions and gratuities, while N99.291bn was earmarked for capital expenditure.

Passing the Bill at the plenary, through a motion for the third reading moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Adeyinka Mafe, seconded by Hon. Victor Fasanya and supported by the Whole House, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraju Ishola Adekunbi ordered that the clean copy of the Bill be sent to the Governor for his assent.

Meanwhile, the Assembly has approved the request of the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun seeking to appoint five additional Special Advisers to the State Executive Council to further strengthen the rebuilding mission of the present administration.

The Speaker also constituted the Tenders’ Board Assembly with the Hon. Deputy Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo as the Chairman while the Majority Leader, Adeyinka Mafe would serve as the Deputy Chairman. Other members of the Board included the Minority Leader, Wale Alausa, Honourables Akanbi Bankole,Olayiwola Ojodu, Adebowale Ojuri, the Clerk of the House, Deputy Clerk and the Director of Finance and Accounts as well as his Planning Research and Statistics counterpart to serve as the Secretary.

In the same vein, Speaker Adekunbi inaugurated an ad-hoc committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs with the Majority Leader, Adeyinka Mafe as the Chairman, while Honourables Bowale Solaja, Aina Akinpelu, Rasaq Oduntan and Yetunde Adekanbi Sogbein would serve as members.