The speaker Gombe State House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Abubakar Nono has described budget as one of the most important tools of delivering the dividends of democracy to the populace.
Alhaji Nasiru Nono describes these while declaring open a budget defence exercise in respect of eleven Local Government Councils of the State for the year 2018.
The speaker State that Local Government Councils of the state has witness tremendous achievements under the administration of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, promising the house support to the Councils Chairmen in order to record more achievements.
He advised the Local Government Executives to make judicious use of the resources allocated to their Councils.
Earlier in his welcome address to the defence exercise, the chairman House Committee on Appropraition Solomon Philip Jesimah said the budget defence is a routine exercise which brings together the House and Local Government Executive to rob minds on issues partenning to rural people.
The Chairman said the Local Government Executive should ensure proper implementation and usage of the funds allocated to each department, adding that the House will monitor the Council budget through over sight visit.
In his vote of thank, the Commissioner Ministry for Local Government, Alh. Ahmed Abubakar Walama said over Thirty Three Billion Naira has been submitted as the budget in respect of the eleven Local Governments Councils.
He said the Local Governments Councils will focus more on water, Health, Electricity and rural roads and commended the cordial working relationship existing between the Legislators and Local Government Chairmen which he said transcend to speedy development of the rural areas.