Gov. Umahi Signs 2021 Budget into Law

By Brenda Chidinma Imo-Eze 

Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, has signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill into law.

This is coming in less than seven days the appropriation bill was presented to the State House of Assembly by the Governor for consideration.

Umahi had on 15th day of December 2020, presented N122,852,045,222.49bn appropriation bill to the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, for the 2021 fiscal year.

The 2021 budget is tagged; “Budget of Stabilization and Consolidation in a Recession.”

The Governor commended the House for the its speedy passage, adding that the feat was possible because the lawmakers were part of the budget preparation.

“Thank you for this budget. People may not know why our budget is passed within this shortest period. We engage the House off camera during our budget preparation. Moreover, the house is always briefed about our income and expenditures.

“So, it is not difficult for them to ascertain what we are doing on every element of the budget. We are happy that the three arms of government know where we are and where we are going and the challenges of Ebonyi State”, Umahi explained.

Umahi thanked the lawmakers for their patriotism and peaceful disposition, adding that the Ebonyi State House of Assembly was the most peaceful in Nigeria.

He thanked the lawmakers for not allowing themselves to be used to destabilize the State, and promised they would reap from their efforts in setting an appreciable standard in the state.

“This House remains the most peaceful House of Assembly in Nigeria. Let me, with all sense of humility and gratitude to God, thank our State House of Assembly. We may not know the importance of a peaceful House of Assembly.

“We may not know the dangers of making opening for people to destabilize the House and by extension,the state. That’s why I commend majority of you who have stood their ground that the pivot of our progress and development is hinged on the House of Assembly.

“We are grateful, and we will support you to every length. Just know that what you are doing is not a favor to the Governor. Most of you are younger than I am. This standard you have set through your patriotism, you will definitely benefit from it”, the Governor told the lawmakers.

Earlier in his remarks, the Speaker, Hon Francis Nwifuru, noted that the appropriation bill passed all the processes of legislative proceedings before its passage into law.

He further assured that the House would continue to give accelerated attention to anything brought to the House by the Governor for the interest of the development of the State.

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