Governments of Kogi, Niger and Nasarawa sign budgets of 466 billion naira, Bello approves bill



The governors of Kogi, Niger and Nasarawa states signed budgets totaling 466 billion naira.

Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has enacted a budget of N145.8 billion for fiscal year 2022.

The governor also signed a law to repeal and restore the Kogi State local government audit 2020 and other matters 2021.

He said that although the year 2021 was marked by many challenges, all the budgetary effort would be directed towards the acceleration of the results and the consolidation of the gains in 2021.

Bello said his government would continue to fight corruption to the bare minimum, adding that the government would be transparent in its financial transactions by demonstrating a high level of probity and accountability.

He said that in the area of ​​economics, his administration would consolidate its infrastructure dynamics and improve security, “because without security there can be no meaningful economic development in the state.”

The governor appreciated all the forces of order and the citizens who always responded positively when the need arose.

He urged the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to ensure proper implementation of all provisions of the budget.

Bello thanked the President, key officers and all members of the House of Assembly for always responding promptly to the administration’s request.

The President, Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mathew Kolawole, during the presentation of the budget, said that it was passed quickly and diligently by the House of Assembly, noting that they were all working diligently to ensure the passage of the financial allocation on time.

He expressed his gratitude to the governor for his show of love to the State Assembly House which enhanced cooperation between branches of government as he sought adherence to the management bill. financial aspects of the legislative and judicial branches.

Niger state governor Abubakar Bello has enacted the naira 211 billion appropriation bill for the year 2022, according to a statement signed by the governor’s chief press secretary, Mary Noel, on Wednesday.

Bello commended the legislature for its engagement and swift deliberation on the presented budget proposal, saying the synergy between the executive and the legislature will continue to strengthen for the benefit of the state’s citizens.

Bello said his administration was on the verge of fully funding the budget.

“On our side, we will try to see that we implement the budget but of course it is subject to the availability of funds. As we all know, the budget is just a statement; we hope we can fund it 100 percent, ”he said.

In his remarks, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Niger, Abdullahi Bawa, said the responses from various ministries, departments and agencies were encouraging during the budget selection process.

He said, however, that the budget had been adjusted to provide for some MDAs that had so far not been entered correctly.

He assured that the State Assembly, through its control functions, would ensure the full execution of the budget.

He thanked the president and members of the State House of Assembly, for their efforts to get the Appropriations Bill 2022 through in record time, despite the late submission to the assembly.

The Governor also thanked all government officials involved in the process of adopting the budget document, as well as the traditional leaders for their continued support.

During the presentation of the 2022 finance bill to the governor for sanction, the president of the State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Abdullahi, appreciated the members of the assembly, in particular the members of the finance and credits committee, who sacrificed their weekends, to ensure the rapid passage of the budget.

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule promulgated a budget of 110 billion naira in a ceremony shortly after Speaker of the State Assembly House Ibrahim Abdullahi told him presented the document Wednesday at the seat of government in Lafia.

Sule called on elected and appointed political office holders to prepare for work and warned ministries, departments and agencies against dragging their feet.

“Our goal is to see that we have 80 to 90% performance. If we can do it, it means we are on the right track, ”he said.

He thanked the President and members of the Assembly for their efforts to have the 2022 finance bill promulgated in record time, despite the late submission of the document.

The Governor also thanked all government officials involved in the process of adopting the budget document, as well as the traditional leaders for their continued support.

In presenting the 2022 finance bill to the governor for sanction, the president, Abdullahi, appreciated the members of the assembly, in particular the members of the finance and credits committee, who sacrificed their weekends to ensure rapid adoption of the budget.

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