Jos — The Chairman of Jos South Local Government Area, Peter Vwang Dung, has assented to the 2014 fiscal statement of the council with a promise to ensure its implementation to the latter.
Tagged "budget of Hope" and standing at the sum of three billion, four hundred and forty seven million, seven hundred and thirty thousand naira (N3,447,730,000).
Peter Vwang Dung also explained that "the fiscal statement was carefully planned to address the peculiar development challenges of the local government area and its good people".
Dung commended the Council Legislature for the hard work and patriotism of its members whom, he said, took time to carefully study the letters of the appropriation bill and passed it in the interest of the people who elected them to serve their collective interests.
Just as the legislature did its best to ensure timely and smooth passage of the bill, the executive chairman promised that proper implementation of the budget will make it impact positively on the populace.
Giving a background to the event before the signing ceremony which was well attended by the members of the legislative council and other members of the executive, Leader of the Council Legislature, Clement Gajere Daworong, explained that in passing the bill, the Assembly was satisfied that the budget reflects the development needs and aspirations of the people.
He also assured that with the over-sight functions of the legislature, the budget will be fully implemented.