Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman representing Kogi Central Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly has called on Governor Idris Wada to ensure proper implementation of the 2013 budget.
The Senator made the call in a statement signed by Michael Jegede, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.
Wada had on Tuesday presented a budget estimate of about N131 billion to Kogi State House of Assembly for the year 2013.
According to Abatemi-Usman, it is only a realistic implementation of annual budgets that can bring about the much needed growth and development the people are yearning for.
While commending Wada for his effort at striving hard to make a difference in the governance of the state, the Senator urged the people of the state to cooperate with the governor, in order to assist him in his pledge to move Kogi to the next level.
“We are calling on our able and amiable Governor Idris Wada to do everything within his reach towards ensuring a maximum implementation of the 2013 budget in a manner that the people will truly feel the impact of government in the state. I believe that it only when budgets are reasonably implemented that we can witness transformation and have meaningful development. I commend Governor Wada for attempting a different approach in the running of the affairs of the state. He must however keep faith with his promise to take Kogi State to the next level, as we seemed to have been one of the most under-developed states in Nigeria, despite the availability of numerous human and natural resources in the state,” Abatemi-Usman noted.
The Senator equally implored the Jimoh Lawal-led State Assembly to carry out proper consideration of the budget proposal in the interest of the people, while also ensuring prompt passage to assist the governor in execution.