Governor Buni Signs 2024 Budget Into Law

Governor Buni Signs 2024 Budget Into Law

…….Praises Yobe Assembly For Expeditious Passage, Harmonious Relationship
…….Donates N22 Million to Nigeria Legion

The Executive Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has signed into law the 2024 Finance and Appropriation Bills passed by the Yobe State House of Assembly.

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) Commumications and Strategy, Yusuf Ali, released in a statement

In a well attended ceremony at the WAWA Hall, Government House Damaturu Thursday, the governor thanked the Yobe State House of Assembly for their “meticulous scrutiny, objective assessment and speedy passage” of the budget.

Governor Buni said the 2024 budget which was tagged: “The Budget of Consolidation and Economic Recovery” will focus on the completion of ongoing capital projects across the state.

The 2024 budget as submitted by the governor to the State House of Assembly has a total sum of N217,000,000,000.00 to service both capital and recurrent expenditures.

The governor revealed, however, that in line with the oversight function, the State House of Assembly had made some adjustments thereby making “it more realistic, bringing the budget to a total sum of N216,950,000,000.00.

The net allocation for capital projects, the governor said, stands at N122,794,000,000.00 while N94,156,000,000.00 stands as the net allocation for recurrent expenditure.

Governor Buni noted that the prompt passage of the 2024 budget by the state assembly indicates the cordial working relationship between the two arms of government in the state, assuring that the relationship will continue for the betterment of the people of the state.

“The state will complete all the ongoing projects such as Potiskum and Geidam Modern Markets, Potiskum Trailer Park and the Damaturu Shopping Mall as well as upgrading and recapitalisation of government owned companies among others.

“The completion of the Sesame Seeds Processing and Packaging Hubs in Damaturu, Potiskum, Machina and Nguru towns which is very key to our administration towards providing employment opportunities and local revenue drive.

“The state government will also initiate new projects to create more job opportunities to promote self-reliance among youths.

“I wish to appeal to all public office holders, civil servants, and contractors to continue to uphold values of transparency, accountability, due process and financial discipline in the Implementation of the 2024 budget for the benefit of our people,” the governor said.

H.E Gov. Buni has also launched the 2024 Armed Force Remembrance Day Emblem Appeal Week with a state government donation of N20million. The governor also made a personal donation of N2 million to the association.

In his speech on the sacrifices made by fallen heroes, the governor said, Yobe would remain grateful to the men of the Nigerian Armed Forces for the sacrifices to resolve conflicts and pave way for peace to prevail not only in our communities, our country but also different parts of the world, assuring that his administration will continue to support the Legion to better the lives of its members.

Several senior officials including members of the state executive council, state house of assembly, special advisers, local government chairmen as well as other well-meaning individuals made donations to the Legion.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Legion Yobe State Chapter, speaking of behalf of his members, thanked H.E Governor Buni for his support to the association.

The PHOTOS below are from the signing of the 2024 Budget and launching of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem Appeal Week at the Government House, Damaruru.