Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Wednesday signed the state’s 2014 Appropriation Bill of N114.7 billion into law.
Signing the bill at the Government House, Dutse, Lamido commended the state House of Assembly for passing the budget, saying that the legislature had been cooperating with the executive.
The governor said that the cooperation between the two arms of government had resulted in the development of the state.
“I must thank the legislators for their commitment in the passage of the estimate as it was presented on January 7, 2014.
“The people of the state also deserve commendation for their support and cooperation with my government in the last seven years”, he said.
The governor said that the state had been recording 85 per cent budget implementation since he assumed office in 2007, and pledged to ensure same in 2014.
He said that the evidence of his complete implementation of annual budgets was visible in the projects his administration had been executing. (NAN)