Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed N110 billion 2022 appropriation bill into law.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lafia, Governor Sule lauded the House of Assembly members for passing the budget within the shortest period of time despite their busy schedules.
Sule said the he presented the budget on December 9 but the assembly members denied themselves weekends and holidays to ensure the it is pass.
“The assembly at first pass it on December 22 with the increase to N114 billion, but after going through and based on the reality on ground I sent it back for amendment and they sat again and pass it into law on Wednesday, 29.
“This kind of commitment by the honourable members is the first of its kind since the state was created in 1996,” Governor Sule added.
Sule further said that the budget performance of the administration in 2021 is 64 per cent, and he his determined to surpass that performance in 2022.
He expressed optimism that with the caliber of persons appointed and inaugurated as Commissioners and other aides, the administration would perform more than the previous years.
Sule also announced that he would flag off the kilometers dualization of Shendam road from Total filling station through government house to Alkurba.
“On that same day I will also flag off the construction of Agbashi/Edadu road in Doma Local Government Area to open the communities in the area to Urban areas.
MoneyCentral recalls that on Dec.9, Gov. Abdullahi Sule presented the 2022 budget proposal of N109.8 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
MoneyCentral also recalls that on Dec.22, the assembly passed N114. 3bilion as 2022 budget, but had to review it downward and pass in an emergency sitting on December 29 as a result of request by the governor.
Earlier, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly presented the budget to the governor for his assent.
The Speaker therefore promised that the assembly would continue to support the governor through legislation for the overall development of the state.