Governor Nyesom Wike signed a budget of N510 billion passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly. Governor Wike assured the members of the State House of Assembly and State Executive Council at Government House, Port Harcourt that the budget will be implement according to plan.
Wike assured the lawmakers and the executive council that the state Government will ensure strict implementation of the budget, which will bring greater development to the state.
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“I commend the state legislators for expediting the process that led to the passage of the 2018 budget. Your passage of this budget means that we will expedite action in several areas of development. At present, we have already started work,” he said.
Governor Wike encouraged members of House of Assembly to work with other agencies in the state to implement their respective projects. The Governor assures that fund for the implementation of the 2017 constituency projects had been released. ‘’The one for 2018 will be release after proper account has been giving’’
On same sitting, the governor signed the Keenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Law No. 3 of 2018, Rivers State Waterways Law No. 4 of 2018 and Rivers State Local Government Law No. 5 of 2018.
Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi Ibani assured Wike that the state Lawmakers was committed to the development of the state. He said,
‘’Governor Wike is a just leader, who is working selflessly for the good people of the state.’’
Presenting the bills for assent, Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Martin Amaehwule said that the bills passed through a rigorous legislative process. Chairman, House Committee on Information, Sam Ogeh noted that the public hearings and budget defense sessions ensured that the people participated in the budget process.