Governor Abubakar Of Jigawa State Signs Revised 2020 Budget Into Law

By Chinenye Festus:-
Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, on Tuesday at the Government House in Dutse, the state capital signed into law the revised 2020 budget of N124.357 billion which was recently passed by the State House of Assembly.
While signing the budget, the governor said the 2020 budget size was reduced by 19 percent from N153.920 to N124.357 billion. The governor added that the 2020 local government budget has also been reduced from N72.5 billion to N56.2 billion, representing a drop of N16.300 billion.
Governor Abubakar thanked the speaker and members of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, as well as his technical team for their dedication and hard work which led to the passage of the revised 2020 budget into law within a short period of time.
He also commended the people of Jigawa for their prayers and support to the government of the state.
According to him, COVID-19 has come with many challenges ranging from revenue declining, additional spending on healthcare, and drop of oil prices which necessitated the review of the 2020 Appropriation Bill in the state.

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