Ogun State House of Assembly has passed the year 2020 Appropriation (Amendment) Law, which seeks to reduce the annual budget from
N450bn to N280bn, resulting in 38 percent reduction of the initial budget.
The passage of the bill titled: “H.B. No. 050/OG/2020- A Bill for a Law to amend the Year 2020 Appropriation Law”, was consequent upon the presentation of the report of House Committee on Finance and Appropriation by the Chairman, Olakunle Sobunkanla, at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, RT. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Abeokuta.
Sobunkanla, thereafter moved the motion for the adoption of the report, seconded by the Minority Leader, Ganiyu Oyedeji and supported by other lawmakers through a voice vote.
The Assembly later considered the bill clause-by-clause, followed by the motion for its third reading moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff and seconded by a member representing Odeda State Constituency, Oludaisi Elemide after which the Clerk of the House, Deji Adeyemo did the third reading.
Responding, Speaker Oluomo directed that the clean copy of the bill be transmitted to the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his assent.
Meanwhile, two bills including the State Energy Board Law, 2020 and the State Safety Commission Law, 2020″ scaled the first reading, as they were read by the Clerk, ‘Deji Adeyemo before the lawmakers.
Head, Information Unit, OGHA