Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his Sokoto State counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, have assented to their states’ 2021 appropriation bills.
Obaseki, who signed the N164.7 billion budget on Thursday in Benin, said it was aimed at reviving the state’s economy, which was battered by COVID-19 pandemic.
“The budget is primed at strengthening the state’s healthcare system across board, sustaining gains in the education and social sectors, providing needed stimulus to drive food security, supporting the weak and vulnerable in the society and actively engaging the youths,” the governor said.
According to him, funds have been raised to ensure a successful implementation of the budget for the benefit of the people and state.
Similarly, Governor Tambuwal, after signing the state’s budget of N176 billion commended the lawmakers for working harmoniously despite party differences.
“It is incumbent upon me to thank them for this great and remarkable feat.
“I have always said that me, my deputy and our lawmakers share the mandate of common objective of serving the people of Sokoto state,” he said.