Okowa signs 2019 Delta Appropriation Bill into law

Posted by News Express | 27 December 2018 | 764 times

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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill of 390.3 billion naira into law.

The Governor signed the bill on Thursday in Asaba, saying the early signing of the bill into law will give his administration room to utilise the dry season to engage in construction works.

According to him, “This is very important for governance, because, it gives us room to utilise the dry season to construct roads and provide other infrastructures before the commencement of the rainy season.”

The 2019 Budget is made of a capital expenditure of N233.2 billion and a recurrent expenditure of N157.1 billion.

Okowa commended the Delta State House of Assembly for the early passage of the appropriation bill, describing the lawmakers as great partners in the delivery of dividends of democracy to Deltans.

“With the signing of the appropriation bill into law today, it means power has been given to the executive to start implementing the budget; we now have enough room to perform. With the cooperation and partnership of the Delta State House of Assembly in the course of 2018, we have worked in harmony putting Delta State first; together in the last three years plus, we have been able to impact positively on infrastructure development, we have constructed roads, built a lot of schools, improved on the health facilities and provided a lot of jobs for Deltans,” the Governor said.

He continued: “Due to our achievements, there is peace in Delta State; we thank Deltans for the partnership, it has yielded great results and we are confident that as we are leaving office in 2023, we would have left a lot in the state that we would be proud of and Deltans will be happier.”

News Express reports that Governor Okowa had on October 17, 2018 presented a budgetary proposal of N367 billion to the Delta State House of Assembly.

Presenting the approved bill to the Governor for his signature, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, accompanied by the Clark of the House, Mrs. Lyna Ochulor, and other principal officers, disclosed that the bill as presented by the Governor passed through rigorous process before it was approved.

“The bill passed through all the processes as it was designed to consolidate on the achievements of the governor,” Rt. Hon. Oborevwori said.

•Photo by Jibunor Samuel shows Governor Ifeanyi Okowa (left); Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori (right) and Clerk of the House, Barr. Lyna Ocholor, during the signing of Delta State Appropriation Bill 2019, in Government House Asaba.


Source: News Express

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