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Yobe Association passes N47.1 billion LGs 2023 budget into law

The Yobe State House of Representatives has passed a law with over forty-seven billion naira as a coordinated budget for local governments to cover recurrent and capital expenditures for the fiscal year 2023.

The budget was approved into law by lawmakers after the adoption of the Joint Standing Committees Report on Local Governments and Chiefs’ Affairs as well as Finance and Appropriations for the 2023 Local Governments Harmonized Budget.

Commenting on the approval of the budget, the head of the House of Representatives Committee for Local Government Affairs and the Tribal Presidency, Ahmed Musa Dambul, said that the 2023 coordinated budget for local governments of more than 25.6 billion shekels was allocated for recurrent spending while more than 21.4 billion NIS was allocated. capital services.

Dambul added that the House of Representatives had reduced the size of the proposed coordinated budget submitted to it earlier to meet the current reality.

He stressed that the budget will be used in the fields of water supply, health care services and agriculture to provide job opportunities for young people in the state.

The legislator, who spoke at length about the importance of revenue generation, also stressed the need for the Ministry of Local Governments and Chiefs Affairs to provide a unified revenue collection mechanism to ensure the collection of revenues and financial transfers from local governments.

He called on the local government’s interim administration committees to follow due procedures in implementing the 2023 coordinated budget to ensure transparency and accountability in financial transactions.

The Speaker of the Assembly, The Right Honorable Ahmed Lawan Marawi, who presided over the session, commended the members for their contribution to the speedy passage of the coordinated budget of local governments in favor of the electorate.

Yobe Association passes N47.1 billion LGs 2023 budget into law

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