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Anambra State govt postpones 2021 budget presentation indefinitely

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Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has postponed indefinitely the 2021 budget presentation following the #EndSARS protests and unrest across the country.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr. Uche Okafor, who conveyed the governor’s message at plenary in Awka, said a new date would be communicated to the House.

Okafor, who praised Obiano for sacking James Nwafor as his Senior Special Assistant on Security following accusations from multiple sources of his alleged connection with extra-judicial killing of suspects, said that the accusations were directed at Nwafor during his time as the Officer Commanding (OC) of Anambra State SARS.

Okafor said that the Assembly was in full and total support of the #EndSARS protests in the country.

He, however, appealed to the youth to be peaceful in their #EndSARS and bad governance protests across the country.

He also applauded the protesters for the courageous manner in which they had come out en masse to press home their demands.

The Speaker, who criticised the manner and dimension that some hoodlums tried to hijack the protests that eventually resulted in killing and destruction of property, said: “I urge our youth to remain peaceful and calm as violence cannot solve any problem, but rather, it will cause setbacks.”

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