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Okowa signs N71bn supplementary budget

Okowa signs N71bn supplementary budget

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Monday, signed a supplementary appropriation bill of N71 billion approved by the House of Assembly.

The budget comprises N65.5 billion for capital expenditure and N5.6 billion as recurrent expenditure.
The governor also assented to eight other bills – Delta State Development and Property Authority Bill, 2022; Delta State Good Governance and Accountability Bill, 2022 and Delta State Sickle Cell Disorder Control Bill, 2023.

Others are the High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2023; Delta State Thanksgiving Day Bill, 2023; Delta State Creative Industry Development Bill, 2023; Delta State Polytechnic Burutu Bill, 2023 and College of Health Science and Technology Bill, 2023.

Okowa commended the House of Assembly for its support and cooperation with the executive in the past eight years.

“We have had a very robust House of Assembly and we will continue to remain proud of their achievements. Even in the last days of this administration, they have continued to work so hard to ensure good governance in the state by making appropriate legislation that will impact on the lives of our people.

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“That is why this morning you have witnessed the signing of several legislations that were passed by the House of Assembly.

“I want to use this opportunity to appreciate the Delta State House of Assembly for the great work that they did for us in the past eight years,” he said.

Presenting the bills earlier, Sherriff Oborevwori, the speaker House of the Assembly and governor-elect, said that the bills went through all legislative processes before they were passed. He thanked the governor and members of the House for their support and cooperation over the past six years he served as the Speaker of the Assembly.

Addressing journalists after the signing of the bills, Oborevwori said he was eager to translate his experience from the legislature to the executive arm of government, assuring that with God on his side, his agenda would advance the state further.

“I am very happy today. You can see that even towards the very end of this administration, we are still here with nine bills. These are very important bills. We have a good House of Assembly that is eager to work.