Gov Mohammed Umar Bago of Niger State on Tuesday, presented a budget estimate of N613.3 billion to the state Assembly for the 2024 fiscal year.
Bago, who described the budget as a budget of the future, said the budget would drive the government’s programme for a new Niger state.
He urged Niger residents to support the government in its programmes to transform the state.
Bago announced to the audience that he should henceforth be called the “Farmers Governor” in line with his determination to transform the state into a leading farming state.
The Speaker of the Niger State House of Assembly, Sarkin Daji, in his remarks, assured the governor and audience that the budget would be thoroughly screened and passed within one week.