Sokoto’s 2021 budget targets consolidation – Finance Commissioner



 

 

As  the people of await the 2021 budget, the state Commissioner for Finance, Abdussamad has assured that it would be one of fortification against the vagaries of meltdown occasioned by the COVID-19 and other natural factors.

 

 

who was among the that briefed journalists after a three day marathon meeting of the state executive council on the adaptation of the 2021 budget and other fiscal probity bills that the council has passed and will submit to the state House of Assembly (SOHA) to pass it into law.

 

 

Describing the 2021 budget as a reinforcement of its predecessor, the Commissioner said it is “a realistic budget in the history of ,” that will see solid consolidation in , being a people’s budget that arose out of wide consultation. “There will be huge ,” he assured.

 

 

 

Recalling that 2020 was a year of which the administration turned into a year of because of much of what was accomplished he said “it is only going to get better in 2021.

On the fiscal probity bills- A Bill To Repeal the Audit Law 1959 and Enact Special Audit Provision Law (2020); and A Bill For A Law To Provide For the of the Office of the , the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Suleiman Usman said they were crafted “to strengthen fiscal responsibility, prudent and accountability of public funds which is a catalyst for in the state.

 

 

 

“These laws became because of the state government undertaking and obligations of State Fiscal Transparency Accountability and (SIFTAS), initiative which has subscribed to.

 

 

“Part of the requirements (of the initiative) in Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLI 7) is to ensure the and of the of the state and the local government,” Usman explained.