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The Executive Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku on 19/12/2022, signed the 2023 appropriation bill into law.

The Governor said he was delighted to sign into law the 2023 Appropriation of the State Government for the next fiscal year, which is the last budget to be signed by his administration.

Governor Ishaku stressed that there will be proper monitoring of projects and programme implementation by MDAs, and promised to work very hard for the next five months to generate revenues to finance the plans.

“To achieve the laudable objectives of the 2023 Budget, we will ensure the monitoring of projects and programme implementation by MDAs and work very hard for the next five months to generate revenues to finance our plans.”

“The Public Complaint and Accountability Commission would be strengthened to improve and consolidate transparency and accountability, while the incoming administration will continue from where we will stop.”

“The 2023 Budget I have just signed into law provides for a total expenditure of One Hundred and Seventy-Three Billion, Two Hundred and Thirty-Four Million, Five Hundred and Thirty-Seven Thousand, Four Hundred and Fifty-Nine Thousand Naira, Forty Kobo (₦173,234,537,459.40) which is 13.5 percent higher than the 2022 Appropriation.”

“It comprises of Seventy-Four Billion, Five Hundred and Fifty-Six Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Nine Thousand and Eighty-Eight Naira, Fifteen Kobo (₦74,556,829,088.15) as recurrent expenditure, representing 43 percent and Ninety-Eight Billion, Six Hundred and Seventy-Seven Million, Seven Hundred and Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy-One Naira, Twenty-Five Kobo (₦98,677,708,371.25) as capital expenditure, representing 57 percent. Further details of the 2023 approved budget will be provided by the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning.”

The Governor thanked the Rt. Honourable Speaker as well as other leaders of the State House of Assembly, along with all Honourable members for passing the 2023 Appropriation Bill into law on record time once again, stressing that his administration have worked with determination to improve the budgeting process and restored the January to December fiscal cycle.

He also thanked the Deputy Governor, all other members of the State Executive Council, the Honourable Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning and his team, and all that have worked vigorously to ensure they deliver on their mandate.

The event which took place at the exco chamber of government house, Jalingo was witnessed by the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Prof. Joseph Albasu Kunini, SSG to Taraba State Government, Hon. Anthony Andrew Jellason, Commissioner, Ministry of Budget and Planning, Hon. Solomon Elisha, members of the executive council, clerk of the House of Assembly, SAs, SSAs, PDP members.