- Governor Samuel Ortom has signed Benue state's 2020 appropriation bill into law
- Governor Ortom said the appropriation bill hopes to achieve milestones in key sectors of the Benue state economy
- The document is christened: "Budget of Advancement, Growth and Development."
Governor Samuel Ortom has signed Benue state's 2020 appropriation bill into law with a pledge to ensure adequate implementation of the budget for the good of the state.
The total of the bill is One Hundred and Eighty-nine Billion, Four Hundred and Eighty-three Million, Five Hundred and Eleven Naira, Twenty-five Kobo (N189,483,511,025).
Performing the ceremony at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi, Governor Ortom said the appropriation bill hopes to achieve milestones in agriculture, health, education, culture and tourism as well as other sectors of the economy.
The document is christened: "Budget of Advancement, Growth and Development."
The governor promised that his second tenure would be characterised by more practicals and fieldwork rather than office work.
He charged appointees of his government to also redouble their efforts towards achieving greater results.
He reiterated his determination to run an inclusive administration open to constructive criticism and urged members of the public to suggest ways of making the state better for the benefit of all.
Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Titus Uba, while presenting the appropriation bill for the governor's assent, described the event as historic as it was the earliest budget ever presented and passed since the return of democracy in 1999.
Similarly, Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday, December 12, assented to the state's 2020 Appropriation Bill, with a promise to fast-track infrastructural projects for the benefit of Deltans during the period.
The governor signed the bill in Asaba, the state capital in the presence of the Speaker Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, who presented it to him, along with principal officers of the assembly.
Governor Okowa stated that in spite of the trying times in the nation, his administration would do its best to work with the budget to achieve its developmental goals.
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