Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, has signed the state’s Budget of Accelerated Results for the year 2022 into law.
In a statement forwarded to Quest Times Wednesday, by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, the budget is reportedly in the sum of N145,896,072,913.
In his remarks after signing the budget into law, Governor Bello stated that his administration has tried to stem corruption to the barest minimum in the state and assured accountability.
“We will continue to guarantee zero corruption in Kogi. Corruption will never lead us anywhere, we try our best to stem it to the barest minimum, if not at zero level in Kogi.
“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 still remains the best in terms of security. My appreciation to all law enforcement agencies and the citizens of Kogi 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.