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Ugwuanyi, Ikpeazu sign 2021 appropriation bills into law 

By Lawrence Njoku (Enugu) and Gordi Udeajah (Umuahia)
31 December 2020   |   4:03 am
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, signed the 2021 appropriation bill passed by the state House of Assembly into law.

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, signed the 2021 appropriation bill passed by the state House of Assembly into law.

Assenting to the bill, estimated at N169.8b, the governor commended members of the State House of Assembly for their partnership with the executive arm of government and diligent discharge of their legislative duties, which he said, ensured the smooth and timely passage of the budget.

The governor, who also thanked God for 2020, prayed that the coming year would be better and restated his resolve to continue to serve Enugu State with the fear of God.

Ugwuanyi promised that the 2021 budget would benefit the people of the state, as it would ensure that they would continue to enjoy the democracy dividends.

Presenting the budget for assent at the Government House, Enugu, Speaker of the House, Edward Ubosi, who was represented by his deputy, Uche Ugwu, disclosed that the House constructively engaged the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) during deliberation on the budget estimates.

ALSO, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill as approved by the state’s House of Assembly into law.

The governor signed the Bill at his Aba Lodge when the Clerk of the House, John Pedro Irokansi, presented it to him.

The approved budget of N132b budget is 21.12 per cent higher than that of the previous year.

It has N69b and for capital expenditure and N62.8b for recurrent expenditure.

The governor said t the 2021’budget was inspired by the quest to reinvent the Abia spirit of industry and ingenuity and stimulate industrialisation through the establishment of cottage industries in the 17 council areas of the state.

He added that it would also help to rejig government agencies to ensure that they become more productive, coordinate effective service delivery to Abia people and interpret the vision of delivering multi-sectorial growth across the state.