By Ndahi Marama
MAIDUGUri—Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State yesterday signed the 2016 budget of N89,932,740,000.00, into law, even as he swore in newly appointed Caretaker Committee Chairmen of all the 17 councils of the state.
The assent on budget followed the passage of proposal he submitted to the House of Assembly on 31st December 2015.
The twin events of the signing budget into law and swearing-in of the caretaker chairmen took place at the WAWA Hall, Government House, Damaturu,
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Gaidam said, even though the country was facing economic challenges, with improvement in the security situation in the state, he was optimistic that the appropriation Bill would be sourced/financed through adequate utilization of the Internally Generated Revenue, apparatus in the state.
He noted that the 2016 appropriation and finance bills provided for a tota