Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has officially signed the 2024 appropriation bill into law, amounting to N2.267 trillion. The budget allocates N1.315 trillion (58%) for capital expenditure and N952.4 billion (42%) for recurrent expenditure. The signing follows the recent approval by the Lagos State House of Assembly, which increased the budget by N21.74 billion to address critical infrastructure projects.
In his remarks during the ceremony at Government House, Alausa, Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed confidence that the budget would enhance the quality of life for residents, emphasizing the administration’s commitment to effective implementation. The State Government pledges transparency and accountability in executing the budget, aiming to maximize benefits for the populace.
Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Ope George, highlighted the meticulous consideration of development priorities by Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in determining the budget allocations. Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, represented by Deputy Speaker Hon. Mojisola Miranda, emphasized the Assembly’s thorough scrutiny, ensuring a comprehensive and well-considered budget.
This budget, proposed at N2.246 trillion in December, represents an increase of around N920 billion compared to the 2023 budget. The State Assembly’s additional N21.74 billion aims to bolster critical infrastructure development. As Lagos State looks ahead to 2024, the signed budget signals a strategic focus on economic growth, infrastructure, and the welfare of its residents.
Stay tuned for updates on the implementation of this significant budget and its impact on Lagos State’s development goals.
The budget’s emphasis on capital expenditure signals a commitment to infrastructure development, which can stimulate economic growth and job creation. By prioritizing transparency and accountability, the Lagos State Government aims to build investor confidence and attract investments. The increased allocation for critical projects aligns with the goal of fostering sustainable development, potentially positioning Lagos as a hub for business and innovation. Watch for economic indicators and job market trends as the budget unfolds throughout the fiscal year.