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Bauchi Governor signs N202.6B Budget

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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has assented to the N202.6 billion 2023 Appropriation Bill into law. He had presented the budget to the Assembly on November 15 for scrutiny and approval.

While speaking after the Executive approval of the bill on Friday, said the sum of N202, 641, 558, 614.46, which he recently presented before the House for consideration and approval was brought to him for assent after a thorough scrutiny.

Mohammed said: “We really appreciate the proficiency, the efficiency and of course, the competency of the House to be able to go through all this voluminous document and the synergy established between the Executive and the Legislature.

“We appreciate that we are doing this thing together and we will forever remember that there was a time when the House and the Executive were always doing things together.”

The Governor signed the bill alongside the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) bill that has been passed into law but was returned to the assembly to amend some grey areas, bill seeking the establishment of State Penal Code and a bill for law to provide the Administration of Criminal Justice in the State.

Earlier speaking, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Abubakar Sulaiman said in exercising the constitutional powers bestowed on them, the Assembly has scrutinised all the bills sent to them, which have been passed to law and are ready for his assent.

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