Taraba Ag. Governor Signs N83.33bn 2014 Appropriation Bill Into Law

Garba UmarThe Acting Governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Garba Umar, on Monday in Jalingo signed the 2014 Appropriation Bill of N83.33 billion into law.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the budget figure was reviewed by the House of Assembly from N79.66 billion to N83.33 billion.

Umar said that N41.70 billion of the budget was for recurrent expenditure, while N41.63 billion was earmarked for capital expenditure.

He explained that the executive arm had accepted the budget as reviewed, and assured that the government would work hard to implement the budget.

The Speaker, Mr Josiah Kente, said at the signing ceremony that the lawmakers would use its oversight functions to ensure that the budget was properly implemented.

Kente called for greater cooperation between the executive and the legislature “for the development of the state”.