Gov Bala Mohammed Signs 2022 Budget of Over 197 Billion Naira.
By Isiyaka Wunti
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has signed into law the over one hundred and ninety seven billion naira budget for the twenty twenty two fiscal year.
This followed the earlier passage of the budget by the State House of Assembly.
Assenting the budget, Governor Bala Mohammed expressed confidence that the timely passage and subsequent approval of the estimate would provide an opportunity for effective implementation.
Bala Mohammed noted that the budget would focus on completion of ongoing project as well as ensuring full financial autonomy of the State Assembly and Judiciary.
He therefore charged those involved in the budget implementation to work in synergy towards complementing his administration commitment aimedat improving the quality of lives of people.
Presenting the budget to the Governor for his assent, the Speaker of the Assembly Abubakar Sulaiman said the proposed budget was reviewed upward from one hundred and ninety five billion to over one hundred and ninety seven billion naira.
Abubakar Sulaiman explained that the budget review which is part of the assembly’s constitutional mandate was to cover some ommited counterparts funding for some donor agencies for the overall development of the state.
He commended the Governor for presenting the budget in good time to allow it subjection to intensive legislative actions.