Governor Bello Assents into Law 2019 Budget of Consolidation.  

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Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has assented into law the 2019 Budget of Consolidation which has the total amount of 146 billion as approved by the legislative arm.
The event took place on Thursday at Government House Lokoja, after the speaker RT. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole presented the approved budget to the Governor on behalf of other legislators.
In his remark, Governor Bello acknowledged that the signing of the money budget was another milestone in the history of the State and another opportunity to bring about the dividends of democracy to the people.
The Governor used the medium to thank the Legislative Arm and its Budget Committee who facilitated a speedy passage and approval of the money Budget.
He lauded their sacrifices of resuming from their recess which he affirmed was a sincere and a commendable service to their people.  
The state Governor also applauded the Commissioner and staff of the Ministry of Budget and Planning for painstakingly preparing the budget even within the shortest of time available.
He further assured the citizens of the state, that the implementation of the budget would be followed to detail, making sure that his administration consolidates on its past successes in delivering good governance to his people.
On a slightly different note, the Governor used the medium to charge the people of the State, to go all out and vote peacefully in the Saturday Election.
He stated that election was not a do or die affair, urging the citizens to be law abiding before, during and after the electioneering process. Governor Bello charged the Law Enforcement Agencies to be diligent in the performance of their duty, by ensuring that hoodlums with plans to disrupt the process were decisively dealt with.
While he called on law abiding citizens to report any frivolous or criminal events to respective security agency, he assured of a successful outing for the All Progressive Congress at the polls.    
Speaking in his opening remark, Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly, RT Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole expressed that the 2019 budget was targeted towards ensuring that Government consolidated on its past achievements in the last three years.
He said the legislative committee on budget, invited all concerned Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government and presented the outcome to the House for approval.
The Speaker however advocated for the effective utilization of funds, by the respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government for the purpose such has been approved.
He similarly used the medium to thank the State Governor, whom he said had created an atmosphere of mutual understanding and cooperation between the two arms.  
The 2019 Budget of Consolidation has a sum of Seventy Five Billion, One Hundred and Nine Million, Five Hundred and Ninety One Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighteen Naira (#75, 109, 591, 418) approved to be expended on capital projects initiated by this government and the sum of Seventy One Billion, Six Hundred and Twenty Six Million, Four Hundred and Fifty One Thousand, Ninety Two Naira (#71, 626, 451, 092) covering its recurrent expenses within the stated period.

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