Following the Business of the day, The 2020 appropriation budget was presented to the house by the councilor representing the people of Apani ward 6 Hon. Godwin LuLu who also doubles as the chairman house committee on finance and appropriation for passage. Having passed through the due processes of both amendment, review and hearing at the floor of the house.
Recall that the Executive chairman of Ikwerre local government Hon. Engr Samuel Nwanosike on the 30th of December 2019 submitted the 2020 budget of Four billion, Eight hundred and twenty eight million, three hundred and sixty three thousand, three hundred and thirty two naira, seventy two kobo
(#4, 828,363,332.72) to the leader and members of the legislative council for consideration and approval.
After moving the motion for passage of the budget by the Honourable chief whip of the house, Hon. Barr Okwe Justice and seconded by Hon. Mrs Nkesi Tasie. The leader appreciated the Hon members for their relentless efforts and contributions towards modeling and x-raying the 2020 budget. And finally approving the budget for execution of projects by the executive council.
While reacting to this, the chairman of house committee on finance and appropriation Hon. Godwin LuLu appreciated the leader for the opportunity to serve in this capacity and stated his confidence in the chairman towards implementation of the budget is 100%.
The deputy leader Hon . Jacob Amadi while addressing the legislative media stated categorically that Ikwerre local government is amongst the 2nd local government with the least allocation from the federal government yet is rated the best among the 23rd LGA in the state sequel to the magnanimous achievements of the executive chairman.
The leader of the legislative council Rt. Hon. Nwobuisi Chikwe Tasie having stated that the people's oriented projects in various wards of the LGA and the on going projects at the council Secretariat and other projects whose zenith is to better the lives of the people is a major concern and interest to the chairman which he will in his capacity assist the chairman to achieve. Also addressing the legislative media, the leader further stated that With about 40% of the total budget earmarked of capital expenditures in the 2020 budget against the 35% done in the 2019 budget, it is obvious that the budget is designed to puts smiles in the faces of the people of Ikwerre local Government Area.
Elucidating further, the Leader pinpointed that," oversight functions are geared towards curbing wastages, inefficiencies and ensuring strict compliance with the provisions of the law". He therefore charged members and the concerned committees to redouble their efforts in the oversight functions to ensure that the wishes of the 2020 appropriation law are carried out, and efforts put in this regards will not be an exercise in futility.
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