Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has signed the 2022 appropriation estimates of N155.6b into law.
The Governor also gave his assent to the amended Revenue Law of Benue State, which he recently presented to the State House of Assembly for amendment.
Governor Ortom had on October 27th, 2021, presented a draft budget estimate of N155.6b to the State Assembly for consideration and passage.
Performing the ceremony Friday, December 24th, 2021 at the New Banquet Hall of Benue Peoples House Makurdi, Governor Ortom said the budget is realistic and in line with the CBN’s directive.
He thanked the Speaker and Members of the Benue State House of Assembly for the speedy consideration and passage of the budget estimates.
The Governor acknowledged the synergy between his administration and the legislature, stressing that the state under his leadership will never spend outside budgetary provisions.
Governor Ortom, during the occasion, charged Benue citizens to be sober and look up to God as they celebrate the yuletide.
He also admonished the people to observe COVID-19 protocols as they celebrate, pointing out that the virus is still around with the people.
Earlier, Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Titus Uba, while presenting the budget to the Governor for assent, expressed appreciation to the Budget Planning Commission for timely submission of the budget estimates.
He also commended members of the House for painstakingly considering the budget estimates and passing same on time.