Ugwuanyi signs N186.6 billion 2022 budget into law
Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, yesterday, signed the 2022 appropriation bill of N186.6 billion passed by the State House of Assembly on December 29, 2021 into law.
Presenting the appropriation bill to Ugwuanyi for assent, Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Ubosi, said the budget proposal was not contentious.
He pointed out that 38 per cent recurrent expenditure and 62 per cent capital expenditure in the budget met international standards.
Ubosi explained that all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were invited to the various committees to defend their budget estimates, adding that they all complied accordingly.
He said critical sectors such as education, health, agriculture, works and infrastructure and water resources got robust allocations to ensure that Ugwuanyi’s administration continue to improve the living standards of Enugu people.
While signing the budget, Ugwuanyi expressed gratitude to the lawmakers for their commitment, dedication to legislative functions and the development of the state.
He also commended the synergy and harmonious relationship between his administration and state legislature, and expressed confidence that the budget would be fully implemented to provide more dividends of democracy to Enugu people.
Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Uche Ugwu, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Ortuanya, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Festus Uzor, Deputy Chief of Staff, Prof. Malachy Okwueze and Clerk of the House, Dr. Emmanuel Udaya, among others, witnessed the signing ceremony.