Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on Wednesday, signed into law the 2021 budget appropriation bill of over N176 billion.
Speaking at the ceremony, Tambuwal expressed appreciation to the Speaker and members of the Sokoto State House of Assembly for the remarkable passage of the bill into law.
“The feat shows the commitment and patriotism of the state legislators in the discharge of their mandate to the people of Sokoto state.
“You have properly demonstrated very uncommon patriotism devoid of partisanship.”
He commended them for uniting for the common man in the state irrespective of political party differences, urging them to continue working together in the same direction.
The governor also thanked the state civil servants for their hard work and commitment in discharging their responsibilities.
Earlier, the Speaker, Rt Hon Aminu Muhammad Achida, said the 2021 budget was passed into law after deliberations and careful scrutiny.
“The House did not add or reduce the N176, 685,535,643:47 budget presented to it by the executive arm of government. We are highly impressed with the great achievements recorded by the executive in the implementation of the 2020 budget.
“Despite the financial challenges in the 2020 budget, many successes were recorded in education, healthcare and rural development among others.”
The Speaker also assured the governor that the state legislature will ensure speedy passage of any bill aimed at improving the living condition of the citizenry.