Governors sign N2.25tr 2024 budgets into law

Yesterday, six governors signed the 2024 budgets of their states into law.

They are: Dr. Alex Otti (Abia) – N567.2 billion; Umar Namadi (Jigawa) – N298.140 billion; Abiodun Oyebanji (Ekiti) – N159.5 billion; Duoye Diri (Bayelsa) – N489.4 billion; Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) – N300 billion; and Kabir Yusuf (Kano) – N437 billion.

The Houses of Assembly had passed the 2024 Appropriation Bills and sent them to the governors for assent.

In Umuahia, the Abia State capital, Governor Otti said the 2024 budget would take the state to greater heights.

He said: “I want to say that this is a budget that would take Abia State out of underdevelopment to development. The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step. This is the first step.

“Once we get things right – and we know we will get them right – the next few years will be Uhuru for all our people, those living here and those who come from here and our friends.”

In Ado-Ekiti, Governor Oyebanji signed the N159.5 billion 2024 Appropriation Bill into law with an assurance that it would be fully implemented for the development of the state.

In Dutse, Jigawa State Governor Umar Namadi hailed the House of Assembly for scrutinising and passing the N298.140 billion budget on time.

In Yenagoa, Governor Diri expressed optimism that a careful implementation of the N489,443,632,374 budget would improve the living conditions of the people and address rural and urban poverty.

Also, in Bauchi, Governor Mohammed signed the N300 billion 2024 Appropriation Bill, tagged: Budget of Consolidation and Renewed Focus, into law yesterday.

In Kano, Governor Yusuf assured the people that the budget would be well implemented in accordance with global best practices of public financial management.



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