By: Sani Haruna Dutsin-ma
Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State has signed into law the 2023 Appropriation Bill to the tune of 184.8 billion naira.
The governor signed the bill at government house Gusau the Zamfara State capital.
Similarly, the Governor assented to seven other bills earlier passed by the state House of Assembly.
They include, a law to provide for the establishment of Zamfara State College of Nursing Sciences Zurmi, A law to establish Zamfara State Education Trust Fund and other matters related thereto, A law to establish Zamfara State Teachers Service Board and related matters 2022, and Violence against Prohibition Law.
Others are the Law to Amend a law to provide for the establishment, constitution and functions of Zamfara State Hospital Services Management Board law number 2013, Administration of Criminal Justice Law, and Zamfara State Penal Code Law.
Speaking while signing the bills into law, Governor Bello Matawalle said the signing of the laws became necessary in order to promote the well being of the people and meet their yearnings and aspirations.
Matawalle further explained that, as a Government, he entrusted with the critical responsibility of generating, managing and allocating resources for the development of the state, and to ensure that the needs and aspirations of citizens are fully met.
He pointed out that the 2023 Budget signed into law will 3reflects these commitments to the people of the state.
The Governor explained that apart from security and social support, which take the lion’s share in the 2023 budget, the administration allocated significant resources towards the improvement of education sector, focussing on increassd access to quality education for all our children.
He explained, the government allocated funds towards the development of infrastructure projects that will help stimulate economic growth and create jobs for people across the state.
The Governor added that money were also reflected in budget for the completion of the ongoing Cargo Airport project and the construction of new roads, bridges and other infrastructure that will help to connect communities and facilitate the movement of goods and services throughout the state.