Alhaji Mohammed Idris, Minister of Information and National Orientation, says the N27.5 trillion Appropriation Bill for 2024 submitted to the National Assembly illustrates President Bola Tinubu’s commitment to fiscal restraint.
Idris revealed this at the 2023 Public Lecture and Annual General Meeting of the Kaduna State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) on Saturday in Abuja.
The meeting with the theme, “Demographic transition, ethical resources, and sustainable development: Reflection on Northern Nigeria”, was organized by the Kaduna Chapter of the NIPR.
The minister described Tinubu as a transformational leader with a proven track record in the private sector and at the subnational level of government, adding that he is a man who will not be intimidated by challenges and barriers since he is more than up to the task.
“Just this week, he presented the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N27.5 trillion to the National Assembly, the first full-year budget of his administration.
“The budget as presented signifies a pivotal step towards the realization of his Renewed Hope Agenda, by aligning fiscal strategies and priorities with broader national development objectives,” he said.