Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has signed into law the state’s 2017 appropriation bill of over N204.3 billion.
Speaking at the event, Mr Tambuwal expressed delight at the timely passage of the budget document by the state House of Assembly.
He said now that it has become a law, its provisions will be diligently implemented for the benefit of the people of the state.
The Governor said despite financial difficulties faced in the country last year, his administration did not falter in payment of entitlement to workers and pensioners.
Mr Tambuwal also promised to ensure the performance of the budget is better than that of 2016.
Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon Salihu Maidaji, extolled the existing cordial relationship between the legislative and executive arms of government in the state.
He however stressed the need for improved internal revenue generations sequel to the dwindling oil revenues.
Recall Mr Tambuwal had on December 29, 2016 presented the budget estimate of the state to the House of Assembly amounting to over N204.3 billion, with highest sectoral allocation 27.3 percent allocated to the education sector.