Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has signed into law the 2023 appropriation bill of N189 billion.
Speaking after the signing ceremony held at the Council Chamber of Government House, Sokoto, Wednesday, he appreciated the cordial working relationship with the Sokoto state House of Assembly (SOHA) since the inception of his administration.
He said the members have demonstrated commitment and patriotism for the development of the state.
This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor, Muhammad Bello.
According to the statement, Tambuwal particularly commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the assembly for working together with their Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterparts in the interest of the state.
He appealed to all the stakeholders and government functionaries who are going to work on the implementation of the budget to work harder in order to ensure effective implementation for the good of the state.
Tambuwal thanked the judiciary for the good working relationship with the executive in the discharge of their duties effectively and commended the civil society organizations and development partners who always participate in the budget process throughout his tenure and urged them to continue to give their best.
He also thanked the Sultanate Council and traditional and religious leaders for their support and cooperation with his administration.
The Governor then appreciated the dedication of the state civil servants and citizens of the state for their unflinching support toward the success of his administration.
Earlier, the Speaker of SOHA, Rt. Hon. Aminu Manya Achida said he was impressed with the achievements of the 2022 budget despite the entire financial problem faced by the country and the state.
He said the Governor recorded various achievements in the area of education, health, agriculture, and infrastructure among others.
The speaker added that the 2023 budget is a balanced one that takes into cognizance some needs of the people.