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Kwara Assembly plans zero budgeting template for next year


Kwara Assembly

Kwara Assembly

As Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed prepares to present the 2017 budget to the Kwara State House of Assembly, the legislators say they would adopt zero template to ensure value for all funds appropriated.

Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Social Development, Tourism, Youth, Sports and Culture, Saheed Popoola gave the hint during the weekly media interactive session in Ilorin.

Popoola, who represents Ojomu/ Balogun Constituency, said zero budgeting template would be adopted to ensure that all funds appropriated are judiciously spent to improve on the well-being of the people who elected them into office.

The lawmaker said the leadership of the House had resolved to reinvigorate the special and standing committees to intensify their oversight to enable the government deliver on its electoral promises as well as make democracy more meaningful to the people.

Speaking on the bill for a law to protect people with disabilities, before the House, another lawmaker, Adebayo Mohammed said the private member bill was on the verge of final passage into law. He assured that the legislature would continue to be responsive to the yearnings of all segments of the society.

In her contribution, the member representing Oke-Ero Constituency, Victoria Bunmi Afolayan said the House would continue to ensure that all resolutions passed are implemented by the executive to improve on the lots of the teeming residents of the state who voted them into office.

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