Gov Zulum Signs 2024 Budget Into Law

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has officially signed the 2024 Appropriations Bill, which has been approved by the state House of Assembly with a N18.1 billion adjustment.

The capital expenditure has been updated to over N208.4 billion, while the recurrent expenditure is now N150.4 billion due to the increase in the budget size.

The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, presented the revised appropriation bill to the governor at the Council Chamber of the Government House in Maiduguri on Wednesday.

Zulum has urged state executive council members and heads of agencies to closely adhere to the terms of the appropriation bill when presenting their memos for approval.

In addition, the governor thanked the state House of Assembly leadership and members for their quick ratification of the budget.

“We have to commend the leadership of the House of Assembly; we also have to commend the maturity of the House,” Zulum said.

The governor also expressed confidence in the appropriations bill’s potential impacts, emphasizing that the N208.7 billion in capital spending is designed to provide dividends of democracy to the state’s inhabitants.

Earlier, the Speaker praised the governor for the outstanding projects he has completed around the state during the last five years.

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