Kano State Assembly To Consider Citizens Input In Budgets

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Kano State House of Assembly has pledged to consider citizens input in the 2023 Supplementary Budget and 2024 Appropriation Bill.

The State House of Assembly Speaker, Isma’il Falgore said this when he received a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs at the Assembly complex in Kano.

The speaker said that capturing and including citizens demand was a global practice that would go a long way in meeting the yearnings and aspirations of the society.

He said the Kano House of Assembly was committed to passing laws aimed at uplifting the standards of living of the residents.

The speaker described civil society organisations as major catalysts in the development of the society and as such there was the urgent need to support them to achieve the desired objectives.

The lawmaker advised the coalition to include other committee chairmen on their engagements such as in the interactive session held between the lawmakers and citizen groups.

I assure you that we are always ready to honour your invitations to show our commitment to ensuring that your recommendations scale through,” he explained.

The Acting Clerk of the House, Alhaji Ali Maje, described CSO’s as partners-in-progress that had gone a long way in supporting Kano State.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation,  Dr Abdulsalam Kani, said they were in the assembly to submit a communique from a two-day interactive session.

He stressed that the communique highlighted key resolutions unanimously adopted.

He said that the quarterly legislative citizens engagement would go a long way in giving the CSOs the opportunity to amplify their voices on education, health and other viable sectors.

The coalition supported by PERL (ECP), consists of members from FIDAC, Hasken Kano/Kano Tracker CSACEFA, Equal Access International, Kano Budget working Group, Coalition of Kano Community-based organisations, among others.

 

NAN/Confidence Okwuchi