Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 3 September 2014 | 3,490 times
The Anambra State House of Assembly yesterday passed a supplementary budget of N13.8 billion presented to it by the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
The motion for the approval of the budget had been moved last Friday, August 29, by the Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Ms Nikky Ugochukwu, representing Orumba South.
According to Ugochukwu, the supplementary budget is necessary based on the Executive’s request to approve it to ensure that the good services pledged to Anambra citizens are not interrupted.
She urged the lawmakers to give urgent attention to the request of the Governor as part of their responsibility to the people of the state.
Contributing, the Minority Leader, Tony One Week Muonagor, an APC member representing Idemili North, said that there was urgent need for the passage of the supplementary budget to enable the government provide basic facilities yearned for by the people.
He stressed that any approval from the chambers that would improve the lives of the people should not be politicised but should rather be embraced.
On his part, Dr. Emeka Anabonam of APC from Onitsha South constituency said that the request for the supplementary budget was timely as lots of unfinished works abound in the state and with the year running out.
He noted that the approval needed urgency as roads, schools, hospitals and other amenities would be provided to the people to enhance better standard of living.
Commenting on the decision to pass the supplementary budget, the Speaker of the House, Chinwe Nnwaebili, representing Ogbaru 1 constituency under the umbrella of APGA, said it was an indication of the lawmakers’ committal to the development of the state and provision of better living conditions for Ndi Anambra.
•Photo shows Anambra State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Chinwe Nnwaebili.
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