-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA:
Delta State Governor Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has signed the 2020 Delta State Appropriation Act into law.
Governor Okowa, on Thursday, December 12, 2019 signed the Appropriation Act which was recently passed by the Delta State House of Assembly after exhaustive scrutiny by the legislature.
Governor Okowa hailed the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sherrif Oborevwori and the entire members of the House for diligently working round the clock to ensure the early passage of the budget.
“With the signing of this bill, we now have a financial document that we can work with in the new year. Therefore, we have to hit the ground running on all our priorities.” Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said.
While assenting to the bill, the Governor also assured that in “moving forward, we will continue to work within the confines of our available resources to execute all our plans for the betterment of all our people and to build a much Stronger Delta for everyone”.
Recall that the Delta State House of Assembly recently passed the 2020 State Appropriation Budget of N395, 475, 393, 668 billion into Law as against the initial N389 Billion presented to the House by The State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori had said the House properly scrutinised the recurrent and capital expenditures which increased the initial proposed budget of three 389 billion naira presented to the House by the governor to N395, 475 billion.
With the addition, the capital expenditure now stands at N223.320 Billion while the recurrent expenditure is N172, 154 Billion.