IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Friday signed into law the 2023 appropriation bill of N172 billion approved by the State House of Assembly.
The Governor who signed the estimated bill at the Lugard House, Lokoja, expressed gratitude to the State legislature and the Assembly staff for their patriotism and doggedness in discharging their duties.
He commended the Lawmakers for the time they use to study the draft appropriation and the subsequent approval in interest of the state and the entire citizens and residents.
The breakdown of the budget shows that N101 billion is for recurrent expenditure and N70. 74 billion is aloted for capital expenditure.
While appreciating the efforts of the lawmakers in passing the bill in a record time, Governor Yahaya Bello also commended them for the cordial relationship between the Executive and other arms of government in administering state.
“I wish to commend the doggedness and patriotism of the lawmakers in ensuring that the right thing is done always, which has helped in moving the state forward.
“It’s a fact that the synergy between the three arms of government in the state will continue to yield positive results as evident in the smooth running of government and implementation of policies and programmes.” He said.
Bello promised that his administration will continue to foster unity amongst the three arms of government for the growth and development of Kogi.
“To this end, I wish assure you our lawmakers and the people of Kogi that my administration will ensure the full implementation of the budget in line with available resources, ” the governor maintained.
The Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Mathew Kolawole, hailed Governor Yahaya Bello for his commitment and support to the assembly over the years.
Kolawale said that the current assembly had been flourishing tremendously in its legislative businesses due to the support received from the executive.