Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on Wednesday, signed the 2016 appropriation bill into law with a pledge to fully implement the budget for the benefit of Sokoto citizens and a promise to block all revenue leakages.
“Let me say it here that any attempt to embezzle the little resources we have will not be tolerated. We are giving the issue of internal revenue generation all the seriousness it deserves. Any government official found dipping his or her hand in the tilt will be dismissed and prosecuted,” Tambuwal said.
He said considering the precarious financial situation confronting the country at present, all avenues of revenue leakages will be blocked.
Tambuwal commended the state legislature for the expeditious manner it handled the budget proceedings and called for the support of the people in achieving the laudable objectives set in the budget.
The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Salihu Maidaji, said the total of figure of N174 billion as presented by the Governor in December was not altered, but changes were made to sectoral allocations to emphasise areas of priorities.
He said this year’s budgeting process was more inclusive, participatory and transparency as it had active input of development partners and civil society organisations.
CAPTION: L-R: Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Aliyu, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (seated), Deputy Speaker of State Assembly, Hon Abubakar Magaji and Speaker Salihu Maidaji during the signing of the 2016 appropriation act into law in Sokoto…Wednesday.
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