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Wednesday, March 29

Emmanuel signs N371.29 billion 2017 appriopriation bill into law


Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has signed the 2017 Appropriation Bill into law, with a total budget size of N371,292,435,580.

Mr Emmanuel signed the bill on Tuesday at the Executive Council Chamber, Governor’s Office, Uyo during an enlarge executive council session.

The governor said the timely passage of the bill was a clear indication of the shared focus of development agenda between the executive and the judiciary.

He expressed determination that his administration would remain focused on the task of delivering democracy dividends to the good people of the State.

He 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.

“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,” Governor Emmanuel enthused.

He re-emphasized on his administration’s commitment to develop the state and free the citizens from the shackles of poverty and economic backwardness to enable them rise to their God-given potentials.

Present at the ceremony where the deputy governor Mr Moses Ekpo, and members of the State executive council, and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly Barr Onofiok Luke, who led some members of the House of Assembly to witness the exercise.

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