By Our Correspondent
Gov. Umar Namadi of Jigawa on Thursday in Dutse signed the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N298.140 billion into law.
The development came barely one week after the state House of Assembly passed the bill.
The governor lauded the synergy between the executive and the legislature, adding that the gesture resulted in the smooth passage of the bill.
He said the estimate was being prepared to serve the people of the state, adding that he assented to the bill sequel to legislative approval.
“We are signing our first appropriation bill into law after scrutiny by Jigawa State House of Assembly.
“And, I was told by many heads of MDAs and extra- ministrial departments the kind of scrunity the underwent before the assembly.
“So, I urge the House to use its oversight functions to ensure that the budget is used as planned and approved.
“Also, this budget is fine after thorough consultations with many stakeholders and citizens of the state.
“So it’s people’s budget. And what is in it is what would be implemented for the betterment of our people,” the governor said.
While assuring full implemention of the budget, Namadi urged stakeholders to watch and caution the government whenever it derails.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Speaker of the Jigawa Assembly, Haruna Aliyu, local government chairmen and other top government functionaries attended the signing ceremony.