Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday, signed the 2021 appropriation bill passed by the Enugu State House of Assembly into law.
Assenting to the bill estimated at One hundred and sixty-nine billion, eight hundred and forty-five million, seven hundred and fifty-eight thousand, five hundred naira (N169,845, 758,500.00), governor Ugwuanyi thanked members of the State House of Assembly for their partnership with the state government as well as diligent discharge of their legislative responsibilities which saw to the smooth and timely passage of the budget.
He thanked God for 2020 and prayed that the coming year will be better.
He reiterated the resolve of his administration to continue to serve Enugu State with the fear of God. Ugwuanyi promised that the 2021 budget will benefit the people of the state, for them to continue to enjoy dividends of democracy.
Presenting the budget for assent at the Government House, Enugu, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, represented by his deputy, Uche Ugwu, disclosed that the House constructively engaged Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) during deliberation on the budget estimates.
The Deputy Speaker, who was accompanied by the Leader of the House, Ikechukwu Ezeugwu, and other members, added that they carried out their legislative responsibilities diligently “to give our people more dividends of democracy”.
It would be recalled that Ugwuanyi on December 9, presented a budget proposal for 2021, tagged: “Budget of Recovery and Continued Growth” to the State House of Assembly, for consideration and passage. The budget was 13.8 percent higher than the revised 2020 budget.
Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr. Festus Uzor, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze, Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh and Clerk of the House, Emma Udaya, among others.