By Aluta News
Dec 13, 2023
Gov. Nasir Idris of Kebbi, has signed the state’s N250.1 billion 2024 appropriation bill into law.
Idris assented to the budget at Government House in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday after receiving the document from the Speaker, Alhaji Usman Muhammad-Ankwai.
He expressed deep appreciation to the speaker and members of the assembly for the speedy passage of the 2024 budget .
Idris commended the legislators for having the welfare of people in the state at heart and for being alive to their responsibilities.
“I can testify that it has never happened this way. We sent the budget, the house of assembly scrutinised it, debated the budget and at end of the day they passed the budget.
“And they brought the budget, which I have signed today,” he said.
The governor pledged to implement the budget to the letter, transparently and prioritising infrastructural development and empowerment of people of the state.
Earlier, Muhammad-Ankwai described the assent to the budget as a significant milestone in the democratic journey of the state.
He said the budget was a culmination of extensive consultation, deliberation and rigorous scrutiny by dedicated members of the house.
The speaker affirmed the commitment of the legislature to work together with the executive arm to hasten the development of the state for the benefit of the people.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor had on Nov. 22, presented the budget proposal of N250.1 billion for the 2024 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly.