Ekiti Assembly approves N93bn budget for 2017, adjourns till February

By Sunday Aloba, Ado Ekiti
Members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly have passed the sum of N93.4bn as being the contents of the Appropriation Bill presented to it two weeks ago by Governor Ayo Fayose.
The Assembly passed the budget as presented by the governor.
In passing the 2017 Appropriation Bill, the House considered the report of its Finance and Appropriation Committee.
The bill was presented to the House by the governor for legislative consideration on Tuesday, December 6,2016 and was subsequently passed through necessary parliamentary procedures.
During the Second Reading, members spoke on the policy thrusts as highlighted in the details of the budget estimates.
It was committed into the Committee of the Whole House, scrutinised page-by-page by the members and later passed into law.
The speaker, Mr kola Oluwawole, in his remarks, said the budget had sensitively taken care of all areas that the administration would look into in 2017.
“I want to commend the Committee of Finance and Appropriation and other members for a job well done”, he said.
The speaker adjourned sitting till February 20 net year.

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