The Sokoto State 2018 Appropriation Bill of N220.5 billion on Wednesday passed second reading at the State House of Assembly.
This followed a motion by the House Leader, Alhaji Garba Bello (APC-Yabo), at the plenary of the assembly in Sokoto.
Bello said there was the need for the house to debate on the general principles of 2018 budget presented by Governor Aminu Tambuwal on December 21.
The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji (APC- Bodinga North), who presided over the plenary, however, subjected the motion to voting which was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.
The house also received a letter from Gov. Aminu Tambuwal seeking confirmation of four new nominees as commissioners and members of the state executive council.
The nominees are Prof. Aisha Madawaki, Alhaji Ahmad Barade, Alhaji Garba Tsitse and Alhaji Bello Ambarura.