Bauchi Executive, Legislative Dichotomy Resolved, 2021Budget to be Presented on Tuesday
AREWA AGENDA – The political misunderstanding that has been lingering between the legislative and executive arms of government in Bauchi State which stalled the presentation of the 2021 appropriation to the State House of Assembly by the governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed last Wednesday may have been politically resolved.
During the plenary of The House on Thursday, two official communications from the Executive Arm were received as Presented by the Majority Leader of the House, Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu revealing that in the first message, the Governor requested the approval of the House to allow him to present the 2021 budget on Tuesday, 15th December 2020 due to the communication gap in the previous letter which the Governor requested for the presentation on Wednesday, 9th December 2020.
Minority Leader of the House, Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo moved for the approval of the House to allow the Governor, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir to come and present the 2021 budget proposal.
Abdulkadir Umar Dewu representing Kirfi Constituency seconded that the House should allow the Executive Governor to present the 2021 budget on Tuesday 15th December 2020.
Also, the Governor requested the House to screen and confirm Alhaji Garba Gamawa as Auditor General for Local Governments after which the Majority Leader moved that the House should screen the nominee immediately and was seconded by the Minority Leader.
The House through voice votes approved that the governor should come to present the 2021 appropriation as he requested.
It will be recalled that the governor had earlier wanted to present the 2021 budget proposal to the Assembly but could not because the members refused to allow the presentation to hold due to reported political differences between the two arms.
Meanwhile, Speaker, Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman has sworn in the newly elected member representing Dass Constituency, Bala Ali Lukshi.
The Speaker while swearing him in during the House plenary on Thursday, congratulated the new member for winning his election and joining them in the State Assembly under the party of APC.
He said that “Although I have personally congratulated you immediately after you were announced as the winner of the by-election, I will once again congratulate you for the confidence people of Dass repose in you.”
“I urge you to work diligently towards the development of your constituency and the state in general.” The Speaker further said.
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