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Okowa signs 2022 Appropriation Bill of N479b, five others

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
17 December 2021   |   3:01 am
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, assented to the state’s 2022 Appropriation Bill of N479 billion. The governor also signed five other bills, including Delta State House of Assembly

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, assented to the state’s 2022 Appropriation Bill of N479 billion.

Okowa signing the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law. During the signing ceremony, he emphasized that the 2022 budget will focus on completing all our capital projects across Delta State. Photo /facebook/IAOkowa


The governor also signed five other bills, including Delta State House of Assembly Service Establishment Bill 2021, Delta State Registration of Community Development Associations Bill 2021, Delta State Debt Management Bill 2021, Delta State Erosion and Watershed Management Bill 2021 and Asaba Specialist Hospital Bill, 2021.

Signing the Appropriation Bill in Asaba, Okowa assured residents the state would strive to implement capital projects embedded in the budget and complete all projects before the end of his tenure.

He commended the House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the bill and said his assenting to the Bill before the end of December would avail the state government the opportunity to plan towards budget implementation from January.

“We thank God for the good work the House has done; the very important one is the Delta State Appropriation Bill 2022, now signed into law.

“I want to reassure Deltans that we will continue to do our best. We are very much aware that there are financial challenges in the country today, but we will continue to do our best within the limits of the resources available,” he said.

On the Delta State Erosion and Watershed Management Agency Bill, Okowa said the law would enable the government to tackle erosion and flooding in the state.

He said: “We are very much aware that there is a lot of devastation in the ecosystem in some parts of our state. This is following through the advice that was given to us by the World Bank.”

On Asaba Specialist Hospital Bill, the governor said that the law was very key to the effective management of the hospital to enhance universal health coverage in the state.

Presenting the bills, the Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Sherrif Oborevwori, said they went through all legislative process before they were passed.

He said that with the timely presentation of the Appropriation Bill, 2022 and its subsequent passage by the House, the State was on a good start for year 2022.