Governor Fubara Signs N800bn 2024 Appropriation Bill Into Law

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has signed the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N800 billion into law, barely 24 hours after presenting it to the House of Assembly.

The signing ceremony was held in the conference room of the Governor’s Office at the Government House on Thursday.

TheFact Daily gathered that the governor presented the budget estimates to five lawmakers on Wednesday, led by the Speaker, Hon. Edison Ehie, after the controversial demolition of the Assembly complex.

With dispatch, the Speaker and the other members approved the bill and the governor assented to it on Thursday.

Speaking, the governor explained that the budget would help the administration’s road projects intended to link up some of the communities in the state.

“This budget shows that we have a plan for our dear State. One of the reasons why our budget is in the volume of N800 billion is that we intend, not just by desiring, to ensure that one key request of our dear State is met.

“God being our helper, we will commence immediately, by next year, flagging off the actual and main Trans-Kalabari road project phase 2.

“We have also, in our budget, provided to take care of the Elele-Omoku road project; a road that cuts through Ikwerre, Emohua, and Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Areas.

“We are also taking that project as one of our cardinal achievements of this administration. We are not going back on it”, he said.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Ngozi Odu; some State Executive Council members, present and former lawmakers who are Governor Fubara’s loyalists, and other politicians from across the state.

 

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