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Enugu Gov Signs 2021 Budget Of N169.85 bn Into Law

Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has assented to the 2021 budget bill, passed by the State House of Assembly.

Ugwuanyi assented to the bill on Wednesday at the Government House, Enugu.

The bill is estimated at One hundred and sixty-nine billion, eight hundred and forty-five million, seven hundred and fifty-eight thousand, five hundred naira (N169,845, 758,500.00),

He appreciated members of the State House of Assembly for their partnership with the state government as well as diligent discharge of their legislative responsibilities which saw to the smooth and timely passage of the budget.

The governor who also thanked God for 2020, prayed that the coming year will be better.

He stressed his resolve to continue to serve Enugu State with the fear of God, and promised that the 2021 budget will benefit the people of the state, for them to continue to enjoy democracy dividends.

Presenting the budget for assent, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Ubosi, represented by his deputy, Rt. Hon. Uche Ugwu, disclosed that the House constructively engaged the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) during deliberation on the budget estimates.

The Deputy Speaker, who was accompanied by the Leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Ikechukwu Ezeugwu and other members of the House, added that they carried out their legislative responsibilities diligently “to give our people more dividends of democracy”.

Recall that Ugwuanyi on December 9, presented a budget proposal for 2021, tagged: “Budget of Recovery and Continued Growth” to the State House of Assembly, for consideration and passage. The budget was 13.8 percent higher than the revised 2020 budget.

The Deputy Governor, Hon. Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Rt. Hon. Dr. Festus Uzor, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze, the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the Clerk of the House, Barr. Emma Udaya, were among the dignitaries who witnessed the event. 

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