The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has signed the 2022 appropriation bill of N269.9 billion into law as passed by the state House of Assembly with an increase of N1.7 billion from the initial bill of N267.9 billion proposed by the state executive in December 2021.
The bill was presented to the governor on Monday at the council chamber of the government house by the Speaker of the state assembly, Rt. Hon. Abdulkareem Lawan, and in the presence of other state Executive Council members.
The gov while signing the bill into law, commended the state legislature for a job well done and advised the commissioners and heads of agencies to be prudent in their spending in line with the provision of the budget.
Zulum said, “It has not been easy for our administration in the past two and half years. The provision of law is very clear about the budget. The commissioners are, therefore, warned to be very prudent in spending the funds. No commissioner should use the funds for any project that is not captured in the budget. You must learn to stick by the law and ensure you adhere to the provisions of the budget for accountability and transparency,”
While presenting the budget, the Speaker said the increment of N1.7 billion became necessary in order to cover areas of urgent public attention which were not captured in the budget proposal.