Niger Governor assents to N116bn appropriation bill

Niger Governor assents to N116bn appropriation bill

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State on Wednesday in Minna assented to the  N116 billion 2017 appropriation bill.

The figure showed an increment of N8 billion from the N108 billion presented by the governor in Dec. 16, 2016.

Bello, who commended members of the legislature for their  hard work in ensuring the passage of the budget, noted that it would impact positively on the lives of the people.

According to him, the budget will provide for the people what they need and want, and not what government thinks they need and want.

He called for continuous support of members of the state House of Assembly, pledging  to work with the lawmakers  to ensure quick passage of  the 2018 budget.

Earlier, the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ahmed Marafa, said that  adjustments were made in areas critical to the policy direction of the present administration.

Marafa commended the state government for operating an open door policy and allowing the legislature to perform its functions in the state.

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