Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Wednesday signed into law, the 2023 appropriation bill of about N289,633,257,693, which was tagged ‘Budget of Transition’.
The governor has on November 22, presented before the state House of Assembly, a proposed budget of N288,633,257,963 for the 2023 fiscal year.
Mr Masari while signing the budget said his government performed well despite challenges of fall in crude oil price, dwindling revenue from the Federation Accounts, insecurity and COVID-19.
He prayed that the incoming government would build on his achievements and perform better for a greater Katsina State.
“For myself and this government, today is special because it has officially marked the end of my official duties with members of the state assembly.
”In five months, at maximum, another government would come in.
“I, however, thank the Almighty Allah that in spite of the challenges encountered, our regime has recorded meaningful progress.
“We have gone through thick and thin. Our projections for revenue were affected by fall in crude oil prices, banditry, COVID-19 among others.
“But we are here not to grandstand, we are here not for applause, but we are here for service,” the governor said.
Speaker of the Assembly, Tasiu Maigari said the house had reviewed upward the budget from the earlier proposal, noting that it was in line with the vision of Masari’s led government.