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BAUCHI STATE GOVERNOR ASSENTS TO 2024 BUDGET ESTIMATE AND 3 OTHER BILLS.

BY MUSLIM LAWAL and RABI’U ISHAQ MUHAMMAD:

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has assented to the 2024 Approved state Budget estimate of N300,219,705,820.60.

Speaking at the signing of the budget held at the Council chambers, Government House, Bauchi, the Governor noted that, the 2024 Budget epitomizes his administration’s desire to set a trajectory to meet its vision for the equitable development of the state and its citizens.

Governor Dr Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad of Bauchi State

He said the administration has put measures in place to develop infrastructural projects for sustainable Human and Capital resources of the state through the prioritization of education, healthcare delivery and provision of other basic social services among others.

The Governor appreciated members of the assembly for the timely passage of the 2024 budget estimate, which he said is commendable.

Meanwhile, Governor Bala Mohammed has assented to three executive bills.

They are, a bill for a Law to Provide and Protect Children in Bauchi State 2023 and a Law to Amend the Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Law 2023.

The last, is a Law to Provide for the Establishment of the Bauchi State Urban Water and Sewerage Corporation, the Bauchi State Small Towns Water and Sanitation Agency, the Bauchi State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, the Bauchi State Water Services Regulatory Commission.

According to him, two of the Laws seek to address the age-long challenge of the marginalization of children that has denied them access to the basic necessities of life as the laws were enacted taking special consideration of the state’s cultural peculiarities while the other law also seeks to address the perennial challenges associated with water sector.

Governor Bala Mohammed assured citizens of the state that his administration will work assiduously to ensure effective implementation of the budget for the development of the state.

Earlier, the Speaker of the Bauchi state Assembly, Babayo Mohammed Akuyam said the timely passage of the 2024 budget is to enable the executive arm implement its effectively for the benefit of the state and its people.

Speaker Babayo Akuyam assured the readiness of the Assembly to sustain its cordial relationship with the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed in recognition of his desire and vision for the transformation of the state through execution of people’s oriented policies and programmes.

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