Kebbi state governor, Dr. Nasir Idris, Wednesday, assented to a supplementary budget of N19.4 billion approved by the State House of Assembly.
The fiscal document was presented to him at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi, by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Usman Muhammad Ankwe, in company of other members.
Governor Idris thanked the lawmakers for the quick passage of the budget, assuring that it would be implemented judiciously with financial discipline in line with the policy thrust of his administration.
The governor explained that the supplementary budget would be devoted to infrastructural development, heath care services, education and other sectors for the improvement of the wellbeing of the people of Kebbi state.
He thanked the Assembly for its support and cooperation to his administration that made it possible to achieve successes recorded by the government within such a short period, saying that the Executive and the Legislature were now like one family.
Comrade Kauran Gwandu further expressed appreciation to the members for their vote of confidence on him at the time he accompanied Mr. President to the United Nations in New York which indicated that the Assembly has been exercising checks and balances and has found his administration meritorious.
Speaker Muhammad Ankwe, while responding, acknowledged the giant strides of Dr. Nasir Idris in the development of infrastructure, economic growth, education, health care, agriculture and other sectors.
He made it clear that such monumental achievement galvanized the Legislature to expedite action on ratifying the supplementary budget to facilitate further development.