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Diri signs N314.4 billion appropriation bill into law

By Julius Osahon, Yenagoa
31 December 2021   |   3:42 am
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, yesterday, signed into law the state’s 2022 Appropriation Bill, which was passed by the House of Assembly.

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri (left); Clerk of the state House of Assembly, Edward Owudogu, Speaker, Abraham Ingobere and Deputy Speaker, Michael Ogbere at the signing of the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law in Yenagoa…yesterday.

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, yesterday, signed into law the state’s 2022 Appropriation Bill, which was passed by the House of Assembly.

Diri assented to the bill in his office in Government House, Yenagoa in the presence of the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Abraham Ingobere; his deputy, Michael Ogbere, the House Leader, Monday Bubou, other principal officers of the Assembly and top government functionaries.

Diri had in October presented to the assembly the bill tagged “Budget of Sustainable Growth” of N310,717,608,362.

Speaker of the assembly, Abraham Ingobere, however, explained that the original figure was increased by N3,747,410,619.

The governor expressed happiness that the budget was speedily passed by the Assembly within the 2021 fiscal year.

He stated that his administration was working towards moving away from dependence on federal allocations by improving internally generated revenue.

He urged citizens to work with his administration for the development of the state rather than engaging in criticisms that are not constructive.

Speaking earlier, the Speaker, Abraham Ingobere, stated that additional N3,747,410,619 was made to include government agencies and other areas that were not captured in the bill.