Anambra House approves N115.5b budget

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Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano
Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano: budget waits for his assent

Joy Mbachi/Awka

Anambra House of Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriation Bill of N115.5 billion.

The House, which passed the bill in Awka on Tuesday, added that the budget would ensure quality service delivery and more democratic dividends for the people of the state.

Gov. Willie Obiano sent the bill to the House on Dec. 6. The bill now needs his signature to become the law.

An analysis of the budget showed that N58.9 billion was appropriated for capital expenditure while N56.5 billion was earmarked for recurrent expenditure.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Mr Obinna Emenaka, while presenting the report, commended the members for their cooperation during the budget defence.

Meanwhile Obiano has been urged to direct the Commissioner of Police to beef up security in Nteje in Oyi Local Governmnt Area to forestall breakdown of law and order.

The member representing Oyi constituency, Mrs Vivian Okadigbo, made the call during plenary on Tuesday.

Okadigbo said a posible mayhem is imminent if nothing was done to control a deadly terror squad in Nteje community.

She said that one Izuchukwu Mozie was killed as a result of the activities of the alleged gunmen who engaged the Anti Robbery Squad in a gun duel.

Okadigbo alleged that women in the community were being raped with impunity by the gunmen, adding that Nteje community had been restless for some time now.


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