By Danjuma Joseph Lafia
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has yesterday signed into law the 2020 revised budget of N62.96billion.
The signing ceremony which took place at Government House, Lafia had in attendance the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and other principal officers of the house.
The governor noted that the revised budget has became necessary considering the effects of COVID-19 in the economy.
Gov Sule, commended the state Assembly for given the budget accelerated passage as well as the support and cooperation he is enjoying from the House and called for its sustenance.
He reaffirmed his continued commitment to the welfare, general wellbeing and growth of the state and assured of effective implementation of the budget by the executive.
Tagged “Amended Budget of Inclusive Development”according to the governor the budget is aimed at reaching the target of good governance inline with the state available resources.
On his part, the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi said the House will leave no stone unturned in supporting the executive to better the lives of the people of the state, hence the need for the prompt passage of the budget for the benefit of the entire citizens.
He called for understanding, patient and prayers from the people of the state so that collectively the peoples mandate will be achieved and the state will be better for all.
He added that the amended budget has received the blessing of all honorable members and called for its effective implementation.
Governor Abdullahi Sule had in December 2019 signed a budget of over 108 billion Naira for the 2020 fiscal year into law before the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic.