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WE WON'T CONSIDER 2012 BUDGET UNTIL… -KADUNA LAWMAKERS

By NBF News
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The Kaduna State House of Assembly has declared that it would not pass next year's budget proposal if members were not satisfied with the performance of the current budget.

The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Mr Yakubu Yusuf made this known to newsmen shortly after members resumed plenary from a one-month break yesterday.

Yusuf, who is a Congress for Progressive Change ( CPC) lawmaker representing Zaria/Kewaye Constituency in the state House of Assembly stated that the legislators would soon embark on oversight function of MDAs to assess the level of implementation of the 2011 budget approved for the executive before considering the 2012 budget proposal.

'I want to assure the electorate through you (media) that if members are not satisfied with the level of implementation or performance of this year's budget, we will not pass next year's fiscal plan,' he said. On why the House resumed plenary two weeks ahead of its scheduled date, the chairman explained that members were concerned with the budget preparation and implementation in the state.

Yusuf said the lawmakers needed to adequately strategize and plan for an effective oversight function to assess the performance of this year's budget.'We need to conduct an unprecedented oversight function ahead of the presentation of the 2012 budget proposal,' he stressed. Meanwhile, the House would on Thursday, December 1 consider its Judiciary Committee report on dissolution of boards and parastatals in the state by Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa.