By Ogbolu George
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, in a letter to the State House of Assembly, is seeking the approval of a supplementary budget of N11 billion for the 2017 fiscal year.
The governor said the budget would take care of certain areas of economic development that were not previously captured.
Bello stated that the budget would enable his administration to continue to execute its projects and programmes.
The governor said it will also address security issues and other obvious sectors’ challenges that are within and outside the current approved budget.
After reading the letter to the House, Speaker Ahmed Imam directed the Majority Leader, Mathew Kolawole to slate it on the order paper for consideration at the next legislative day.
The House is expected to consider the governor’s request when members resume sitting on 1 August, 2017.