2019 budget scales 2nd reading in Edo Assembly

                            Edo assembly

The Edo 2019 Appropriation Bill on Monday passed second reading at the state House of Assembly.

Gov. Godwin Obaseki had on Nov. 26 presented a budget of N175 billion to the assembly for consideration.

Leading the debate on the bill, the Majority Leader, Mr Roland Asoro (APC -Orihonmwon South), said that the budget was well-structured to cater for infrastructure, education, investment promotion, health and agriculture among others.

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“This budget tagged “Budget of Socio-economic inclusion was designed in such a way that it touches all constituencies in terms of road construction and provisions of social amenities to the people,’’ he said.

In his contribution, the chairman house committee on appropriation, Mr Damian Lawani( APC -Etsako Central) said the budget would consolidate on the past achievements of the State Government.

“More attention will be given to infrastructural development with the money appropriated for capital expenditure,” he said.

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Other lawmakers unanimously supported the passage of the bill.

The Speaker, Kabiru Adjoto, thereafter referred the bill to the house committee on appropriation for further legislative action.

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