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Sule signs 2022 appropriation bill into law in Nasarawa

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Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, on Wednesday signed N110 billion 2022 appropriation bill into law.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lafia, Gov. Sule lauded the House of Assembly members for passing the budget within the shortest period of time despite their busy schedules.

Sule said that he presented the budget on December 9 but the assembly members denied themselves weekends and holidays to ensure that it was passed.

“The assembly at first passed it on December 22 with the increase to N114 billion, but after going through and based on the realities on ground I sent it back for amendment and they sat again and passed it into law on Wednesday, 29 December.

“This kind of commitment by the honourable members is the first of its kind since the state was created in 1996,” Sule added.

He further explained that the budget performance of the administration in 2021 was 64 per cent, adding that he is determined to surpass that performance in 2022.

The Governor expressed optimism that with the caliber of persons appointed and inaugurated as Commissioners and other aides, the administration would perform more than it did in the previous years.

Sule also announced that he would flag off the dualization of Shendam road from Toto 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 up the communities in the area.

Recall that on Dec. 9, Gov. Sule presented the 2022 budget proposal of N109.8 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

It was also recalled that on Dec. 22, the assembly passed N114. 3bilion as 2022 budget, but had to review it downward and passed it again in an emergency sitting on December 29 following a request from the governor.

Earlier, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, presented the budget to the governor for his assent.

The Speaker had promised that the assembly would continue to support the governor through legislation for the overall development of the state.

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