Kogi Assembly Passes 2021 Appropriation Bill Into Law, Clears 20 LGA Secretaries.

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Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday in Lokoja Passed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N130billion into law.

The bill which was tagged, budget of accelerated recovery as considered clause by clause has a total of over #74b (seventy four billion naira) as recurrent expenditure while #56 billion goes to capital expenditure.

The thematic areas of the bill and allocated monies include, education sector with over 21 billion naira, security, over 12 billion naira, health, over 17 billion naira, infrastructure, over 21 billion naira human capital development, over 21 billion naira while agriculture will get over 8 billion naira respectively.

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The bill is expected to address basic infrastructural need, ensure smooth administrative running of government services and drive the economic recovery of the state.

Earlier, the Kogi State House of Assembly had cleared 20 out of the 21 Local Government Secretaries sent for clearance by the Kogi State Government.

The nominee from Adavi local government council was stepped down pending clearance by the Kogi State Head of Service over an allegations of his dismissal from the service.

Kogi State House of Assembly has adjourned sitting till March 2021.

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