Governor Nasir Idris has signed the state’s N250.1 billion 2024 appropriation bill into law.
Mr Idris assented to the budget at Government House in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday after receiving the document from the speaker, Usman Muhammad-Ankwai.
He expressed deep appreciation to the speaker and members of the parliament for the speedy passage of the 2024 budget.
Mr Idris commended the legislators for having the welfare of people in the state at heart and 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,” the governor said.
The governor pledged to implement the budget to the letter transparently and prioritise infrastructural development and empowerment of the people of Kebbi.
Mr Muhammad-Ankwai described the governor’s assent as a significant milestone in Kebbi’s democratic journey. 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 state’s development for the people’s benefit.
On November 22, the governor presented the budget proposal of N250.1 billion for the 2024 fiscal year to the parliament.