2023 budget: Engineer Sule presents appropriation bill of over N148 Billion


By Francis Nansak, Lafia
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has presented to the state assembly a total budget of 148 billion naira, tagged “Budget of consolidation and continuity.”
Governor Sule. while presenting the budget on Tuesday before the state legislators in the hallowed chamber of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly commended the legislators for their commitment to the development of the state and their unflinching support to his administration.
He said “Rt. Hon. Speaker, Honourable Members, as you are aware, this is a Budget of Economic Consolidation and Transition. However, we intend to solidify the foundation laid by our Administration and the administration before us, since we came on board in 2019 by providing adequate funds to complete all ongoing projects within the ambit of our resources to improve on our developmental strides.
“It is with gratitude and a sense of responsibility that I present before this Honourable House, the 2023 Fiscal Appropriation Bill.  This, as you are aware is the fourth time that I am privileged to perform this constitutional duty before this Hallowed Chamber” Governor Sule posited. He  commended the  Speaker and  Honourable members of the state assembly for the expeditious action they always displayed each time the State’s appropriation bill is presented before them for consideration.  
According to the governor, “it is  demonstration of collective efforts to continue to provide good governance to the people of Nasarawa State.
” I enjoin us all to sustain this tempo for the benefit of all. Gov. Sule, recalled that last year, when he presented the 2022 Budget tagged; Budget of Sustainable Transformation in compliance with section 121(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as Amended), that facilitated the implementation of policies and programmes of his Administration, aimed at sustaining  commitment towards the transformation of the state for socio-economic development. “As you may recall, we made a covenant to execute policies and programmes that have direct bearing on the lives of our people and transform the State into an industrial hub through our economic blueprint codenamed the Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy (NEDS). This has remained our commitment since we assumed office in 2019 in line with our principles of transparency, accountability, probity and prudent management of the limited resources accrued to the State”He added.
 Governor Abdullahi further stated that Government focus in the 2023 Fiscal year, cut across sustaining and Improving on general security and good governance, as well as Completion of on-going projects  ” Commitment to workers’ welfare through implementation of promotions up to date, as well as issuing some of the State’s Housing Units to State workers on owner-occupier basis” He added. .


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