Niger State Governor Abubakar Bello has assented to the 2021 Appropriation Bill as passed by the State House of Assembly.
Speaker of the State Assembly, Abdullahi Wuse, represented by the Deputy Speaker, Jibrin Baba presented the budget to the Governor at the Government House Minna where it was assented to.
Governor Abubakar Bello while signing the document, says the 2021 budget is a moderate one as the COVID-19 Pandemic has made the government scale down the size of the budget due to the downturn of the economy.
The State House of Assembly has however increased the initial budget of over 151.2 billion Naira presented by the Governor with the sum of over 2.1 billion Naira, bringing the budget to over 153.3 billion Naira.
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill into law after the state House of Assembly has passed the bill on Tuesday and presented it to the governor for assent on Wednesday night.
Governor Tambuwal while signing the bill commended the state assembly for their usual cooperation and the speedy passage of it.
He says despite the paucity of funds and the challenges that come with the year 2020 the government of Sokoto state has been able to meet up with its obligation to the people of the state and also embark on projects that have a direct bearing on the wellbeing of the people.
The governor also used the occasion and appealed to the general public to always observe COVID-19 protocols saying the pandemic is real.
He commended members of the opposition party in the state assembly for putting the interest of the state ahead of any political interest.
The State Assembly at its one hundred and twentieth sitting passed a total of one hundred and seventy-six billion six hundred and eighty-five million five hundred and thirty-five thousand six hundred and forty-three naira forty seventy kobo as the state 2021 budget.
The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has signed the 2021 appropriation bill into law.
Governor Ishaku, shortly after signing the bill into law at the governor’s lodge in Abuja said with the passage of the budget, the government is ready to begin full implementation in the new year.
He assured that the government will be strict in expenditure control to ensure efficiency in spending and accountability.
The governor noted that the approved budget will improve the government’s deliveries in key areas such as infrastructure, education, healthcare, water supply, agriculture, and job creation.
Details of the bill as approved by the State House of Assembly shows that the state will be spending one hundred and forty-one billion, six hundred and twenty-five million, four hundred and thirty-five thousand, nine hundred and sixty-one naira, eighty kobo (N141,625,435,961.80) for the 2021 fiscal year.