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Okowa Signs N71 Billion Supplementary Appropriation Bill

The Supplementary Appropriations Bill for N71 billion, which was approved by the state house of assembly last Wednesday, was signed by Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday.

On Tuesday of last week, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa forwarded to the House a letter containing the Supplementary Budget Proposal, which consisted of N65.5 billion for capital expenditure and N5.6 billion for recurrent spending.
Eight additional bills were also approved by the governor, including the Delta State Sickle Cell Disorder Control Bill, 2023, the Delta State Good Governance and Accountability Bill, 2022, and the Delta State Development and Property Authority Bill, 2022.

Others are; High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2023; Delta State Thanksgiving Day Bill, 2023; Delta State Creative Industry Development Bill, 2023; Delta State Polytechnic Burutu Bill, 2023 and College of Health Science and Technology Bill, 2023.

Okowa who spoke after signing the bills, commended the State House of Assembly for its support and cooperation with the Executive in the past eight years.

He said: “We have had a very robust House of Assembly and we will continue to remain proud of their achievements.

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“Even in the last days of this administration, they have continued to work so hard to ensure good governance in the state by making appropriate legislation that will impact on the lives of our people.

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“That is why this morning, you have witnessed the signing of several legislations that were passed by the House of Assembly”.
Presenting the Bills earlier, the Speaker of the Assembly and Governor-elect, Rt Hon Sherrif Oborevwori, said the Bills went through all legislative processes before they were passed.

Oborevwori thanked the Governor and members of the House for their support and cooperation over the past six years he served as the Speaker of the Assembly.

Addressing journalists shortly after the signing of the Bills, the Governor-elect said he was eager to translate his experience from the legislature to the executive arm of government, assuring that with God on his side, his MORE Agenda would advance the state further.

“I am very happy today. You can see that even towards the very end of this administration, we are still here with nine bills. These are very important bills.

“We have a good House of Assembly that is eager to work. I was a Speaker in the 6th Assembly but the 7th Assembly, I commend them.

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