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Enugu Governor Ugwuanyi Signs 2023 Budget Into Law

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Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has assented to the 2023 appropriation bill of N166,602,4I6,770.00 passed by the state House of Assembly, a budget which is set to be his last in office.

During the exercise, the governor pointed out that the exercise has signified the completion of the process of appropriation of funds for the business of governance of Enugu State in the year 2023 ‘sequel to my presentation of the state’s 2023 budget proposal to the Enugu State House of Assembly on 15th December, 2022.’

The governor added that his administration, through the instrumentality of the 2023 budget, tagged: ‘Budget of Consolidation and Transition,’ seeks to consolidate its achievements in various sectors of the state and transit the state’s governance to the inbound administration.

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Governor Ugwuanyi who expressed delight that the State House of Assembly, as always, gave the budget proposal expeditious consideration and approval, reiterated his administration’s readiness and preparedness to commence the 2023 budget implementation in earnest, with effect from January 1, 2023.

Pointing out that ‘this is also the last time I would be assenting to the full year budget of Enugu State as Governor, under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended,’ Governor Ugwuanyi beseeched God to ‘avail us the grace of substantial realisation of the projected revenue in the 2023 budget as well as peaceful atmosphere for its diligent implementation.’

He thanked the leadership and members of the State House of Assembly for responding to the imperative of accelerated consideration and approval of the budget, adding: ‘I acknowledge the dedicated Clerk and other staff of the House whose contributions to the legislative business, though invaluable, are largely unsung.’

Governor Ugwuanyi, therefore, enjoined the good people of Enugu State to remain prayerful and stay the course of peace, wishing them a prosperous New Year.

Presenting the approved budget for the governor’s assent, earlier, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Edward Uchenna Ubosi, described it as ‘a wonderful and realistic budget’, disclosing that critical sectors such as works, agriculture, education, health, and water resources got huge allocations.

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