Zamfara State Governor Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun has on Friday Signed into law the 2023 Appropriation Bill.
This followed the passage of the (N184.8) billion naira appropriation bill by the members of the state house of assembly on Thursday.
The Governor has also signed into law seven executive bills which includes: a law to provide for the establishment of Zamfara State College of Nursing Sciences Zurmi, in Zurmi local Government area and another law seeking for establishment of Zamfara State Education Trust Fund and other matters related thereto,
The Governor has also signed into law, the Zamfara State Teacher’s Service Board and related matters 2022, and Violence against Prohibition Law.
Other laws signed by the Executive Governor include an amended law that provide for the establishment, constitution, and functions of Zamfara State Hospital Services Management Board law number 2013, Administration of Criminal Justice Law, and Zamfara State Penal Code Law.
Governor Bello Matawalle in a remark said the signing of the bills into law has become necessary to allow for smooth running of the affairs of the government.
On the 2023 appropriation law, the Governor pointed that the 2023 Budget signed into law clearly entrusted the commitment of the government toward enhancing the wellbeing of the people.
The Governor explained that apart from security and social support, which take the highest share in the 2023 budget, his government has allocated some significant resources towards the improvement of education sector, with emphasis to increase access to quality education for all.
The government, he said has also prioritized the development of the Health Care System with a focus on improving access to health care services across the rural areas.
He explained further that, the government has allocated funds for the infrastructural development projects which will help stimulate economic growth and create jobs for our people, including the completion of the ongoing Cargo Airport project and the construction of new roads, bridges and other infrastructure required by the people.
According to the Press Secretary to the Governor Jamilu Iliyasu Birnin Magaji, the Governor expressed appreciation to the state House of Assembly for working hard to pass the budget within 13 days, saying this is a pointer to the cordial relationship existing between the Executive and the legislative arms of government since the inception of the administration in 2019.