Akwa-Ibom Signs 2017 Budget into Law

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The 2017 appropriation bill of Akwa-Ibom State has been signed into law by Governor Udom Emmanuel. The budget is worth N371.3 billion.

According to the Governor, the timely passage of the bill was a clear indication of the shared focus of development agenda between the executive and the legislature.

“This budget has been christened Budget of Consolidation. Together in unity and in one accord we shall work to consolidate the gain of the previous year.

“I pray this brings development, material and economic advancement, unity and growth to our people and the state,” Mr Emmanuel said.

Signing the bill on Tuesday at the Executive Council Chamber, Governor’s Office, Uyo, during an enlarge executive council session, the Governor commended the Sixth Assembly for the show of unity with the Executive in moving the state forward and to provide lucrative dividends of superior performance for our people.

Present at the ceremony were the Deputy Governor, Mr Moses Ekpo; members of the State executive council; Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr Onofiok Luke; and others.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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