OrderPaperToday- The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a Bill for an Act to Amend the Appropriation Act, 2021 in order to extend the implementation year of the Capital Component of the Act from 31 March 2022 to 31 May 2022.

Sponsored by the Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa (APC, Kano); it scaled through first and second reading respectively. 

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Moving the motion, Ado-Doguwa stated that the bill seeks to ensure the completion of critical capital projects in the outgoing financial year, and the Senate saw the wisdom in proposing the legislation.

He, therefore, urged members to support the passage of the Bill in the bi-cameral spirit of the Nigerian legislature and the desire for the projects to be expedited for the good of the Nigerian people.

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Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu while supporting the bill, called for proper implementation of the critical ongoing projects. He stressed the need to speedily pass the bill considering the positive economic multiplier effects on the lives of Nigerians living in all Federal constituencies.

Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase praised the spirit of the bill pending a few amendments that needed to be made for its best application, and the benefit of all Nigerians.

The Bill was voted on, approved for second reading, and referred to the House Committee on Appropriation to ensure the report is turned in on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 for consideration.

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