By: IFEANYI Okonkwo
Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo has signed the 2022 Revised Appropriation bill of N170 billion naira into Law.
Governor Soludo performed the signing ceremony of the budget tagged “Building Off From The Blocks” at the Government House, Awka.
Governor Soludo explained that the purpose of the 2022 revised budget was to reflect current realities, challenges, priorities of the new administration and the dire needs of residents in Anambra.
The Governor commended members of the House of Assembly for being diligent, responsible and responsive to their job.
Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Uche Okafor explained that the budget size was retained but thorough scrutiny was done to tweak the figures for greater impact on the masses.
Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyeka Ibezim, members of the Anambra State Executive Council including Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi, Head of Service, Barrister Theodora Igwegbe, President General of Anambra State Association of Town Union, Barrister Titus Akpudo, Chairman, Anambra Civil Society Network, Prince Chris Azor among others, were present at the ceremony.
Governor Soludo had on May 19, 2022 presented a revised draft budget of N170 billion for 2022 to the state House of Assembly for approval.
The Assembly had on December 9, 2021, passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill of N141.9 billion, presented by the immediate past administration.
The revised budget was passed into law by the State House of Assembly on 15th July.