Oshiomhole signs 2016 Appropriation bill into law 

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin 

 

Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has signed into law the N116.6billion 2016 Appropriation bill. 

 

At the ceremony that took place at Government House, Benin City, he stated that his government has laid a solid foundation that his successor will build upon after his exit from office. 

Oshiomhole who gave a breakdown of the budget, said the sum of N57.1billion was budgeted for recurrent expenditure while N59.5billion was budgeted for capital projects. 

 

He vowed to hand over to an All Progressives Congress (APC) governor come November 12, 2016, expressing optimism that the next governor will be one who shares his vision for the state, therefore will continue the developmental projects. 

 

He scored Education, Works, Health and Environment Ministries high in the 2015 budgets, saying that though this will be the last budget he will sign into law but he is overjoyed with the successes recorded by his administration. 

 

 “This is the last budget I will be signing in my capacity as governor of this state. This is the eight budget I am signing into law. I recall that my second budget in 2010 was about N150billion. So we came down from that peak to a modest budget of N116.6billion. That is a huge drop. Now we had a smaller budget at a time of mounting expectations from the people of Edo state. 

 

“As we have seen, the reward for hard work is more work, which has been our lot here in Edo. Previous governments that have done nothing, the people expected nothing because they have no reputation of delivering anything. 

 

“Given our track record in the area of infrastructures across the three senatorial districts, the more roads we build the more communities expect we should build more roads.”

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