Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has signed the state’s 2021 budget of more than N142.7 billion into law, pledging to ensure accountability, and prove to the world that his administration was transparent.
Since the 8th Assembly released its budget to the public in 2018, the 9th Assembly is yet to practice Open Budget or Fiscal Transparency which is a thematic area under Open Government Partnership Nigeria signed on to.
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has presented s budget proposal of N130,546,068,026 as against N122,970,958,009 of the Amended Budget for the year 2020 as the 2021 budget to the Kogi State House of Assembly.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will next Tuesday suspend plenary after consideration of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to enable Committees to commence defence of the 2021 budget estimates by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government.
The Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Zailani, has assured that all issues raised and inputs made during the virtual public hearing of the state 2021 Appropriation Bill, would be considered by the lawmakers.