13 Days To Go: Why Okowa Submitted N71bn 2023 Supplementary Budget To Assembly.

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The outgoing Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa in his style of governance has on Tuesday presented a fresh N71 billion 2023 supplementary budget to the State House of Assembly for approval barely 13 days to the end of his 8-year tenure.


Amazingly, this budget is coming barely 13 days to go of Governor Okowa, the said budget was contained in a letter disclosed during plenary presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mr Christopher Ochor in Asaba.



Okowa claims that the budget was made up of N5.6  billion recurrent expenditure and N65.5 billion capital expenditure.


Hear him, ”May I wish to note that there has been actual and projected increase in some fiscal receipts.


”Consequently, the supplementary budget has become necessary for appropriation to pay for some critical projects and activities of government as well as fund ongoing projects across the state in year 2023.


”In the light of the foregoing, it would be greatly appreciated if the draft 2023 Supplementary Appropriation Bill is placed before the House at it earliest convenience for consideration and passing into law.”


However, the Majority Leader, Mr Ferguson Onwo moved a motion for the first reading of the budget which was unanimously adopted when put to a voice vote by the deputy speaker.


Also during Tuesday’s plenary, the House Joint Committee on Rules, Business, Legal and Judicial Matters and Special Committee on Bills presented its report on a bill to provide for the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots in the state.


Presenting the report, the Chairman, House Committee on Rules, Business, Legal and Judicial Matters, Mr Charles Oniyere said the joint committee worked tirelessly to deliver within the allotted time frame given to it.


Oniyere said that after meticulous examination and scrutiny of the bill, the committee made some far reaching recommendations for the approval of the House.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  reports that the report would be considered by the Committee of the Whole next week.













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