Gombe Gov assents to 2022 Appropriation Bill
By Matthew Eloyi
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has signed the N154.9 billion 2022 Appropriation Bill into law.
Governor Yahaya assented to the Bill on Friday at the Executive Council Chamber, Government House, Gombe.
The Governor who spoke shortly after assenting the Bill said the Bill went through both normal and due processes by engaging the people of the state before it was presented to the House.
Governor Yahaya said the budget which is tagged ‘Budget of Consolidation’, is geared towards the delivery of quality service and the upliftment of the people of Gombe State.
He assured that his administration would consolidate on change and resilience which the previous budgets were tagged.
The Governor, who noted that the expectations of the Gombe people are high, promised that his administration would deliver 54 per cent of capital projects.
He stressed that his government has never failed in paying salaries, adding that the relationship between the labour force, civil servants, as well as the entire people of the state, remained cordial.
The governor noted that his administration has been living above board, noting that it is ready anytime to account for everything.
The Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Muhammad Luggerewo who presented the Bill for the Governor’s assent noted that the signing of the Bill was coming exactly a month after the state’s House of Assembly passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law.
Luggerewo commended the ways and manners in which Commissioners and Heads of Agencies conducted themselves during the budget defence.
According to the Speaker, worthy of note in the content of the budget is the zeal of the Governor to improve on the economic and social aspects of the constituents.
In his words, “91.7 per cent of the total budget size is going straight to social and economic aspect while 5.2 per cent of the total budget size is the only amount earmarked for the administrative sector, which is clearly stating that the government is going to spend less in running the governance, which is very commendable.”