Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has signed the state’s year 2022 appropriation bill of N145,896,072,913 into law.
A statement by his chief press secretary Muhammed Onogwu quoted him after signing the appropriation bill into law, to have indicated that his administration has tried to stem corruption to the barest minimum in the state to usher in accountability.
“We will continue to guarantee zero corruption in Kogi State. Corruption will never lead us anywhere, we tried our best to bring it down to the barest minimum, if not zero level in Kogi State.
“I want to assure you that we will continue to be transparent in our governance and financial dealings. We will continue to show a high level of probity and accountability,” he said.
He said the administration would consolidate economic, infrastructural and security development in the year 2022.
“We will continue to improve on our security because without security, there can’t be any meaningful economic development in the state.
“As we all know, Kogi State still remains the best in terms of security.”
He expressed his appreciation to all law enforcement agencies and the citizens of the State for always responding properly whenever there is any challenge.
“Just like the year 2021 that is rounding up, we are the best in all ramifications, by all world and local ratings, we don’t intend to fall to the second position in the year 2022,” Bello added.
The governor also urged the Ministry of Finance to guide the administration to abide by all the provisions of the budget.
He thanked the state House of Assembly for giving prompt attention to all the requests of the government.
Bello said it is evident that the three arms of government in the state have an excellent working relationship.