The governor appended his signature to the document which was passed by the State House of Assembly yesterday at about 5:45 pm at the Government House, Kaduna.

El-Rufai commended the House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the document, saying the state legislature had shown that it has the interest of the people of the state at heart, saying Kaduna State had made history by being the first to pass its budget for next year. “We have made double history as the first State House of Assembly and the first APC state to pass the budget.

I have reported it to the President and he has asked me to commend the members of the State house of assembly,” he said.

The governor who recalled that he submitted the draft budget to the Assembly exactly three weeks ago, said, “They have worked round the clock correcting errors and passing it today. They have done a speedy but thorough work.” The governor also signed three other bills, the Facility Management Bill, the Kaduna Geographic Information System Bill and the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency Bill into law.

Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Shagali had earlier said he was at the Government House to submit the 2016 Appropriation Bill to the governor after the Assembly passed it the previous day.

Source: Daily Trust