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Ekiti Assembly Approves N93b Budget for 2017

By Dipo Olowookere

The 2017 appropriation bill for Ekiti State has finally been approved by the state’s House of Assembly.

The N93.4 billion budget, presented to the lawmakers on December 6, 2016 by Governor Ayodele Fayose, received the backing of the Assembly on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

The 2017 appropriation bill was passed by Assembly after its committee on Finance and Appropriation submitted its report.

The committee, led by Mr Samuel Abiola Jeje, informed his colleagues that they thoroughly scrutinised the appropriation bill entitled ‘Budget of Consolidation for Higher Heights’ and were satisfied with its contents.

He said the budget highlights how it intends to spend in 2017 and also explained where it expects funds from.

In his remarks, Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Kola Oluwawole, commended the panel for a job well-done.

According to him, the budget had sensitively taken care of all areas that the administration would look into in 2017.

Thereafter, the bill was passed by the Assembly, while next sitting was adjourned to Monday, February20, 2017.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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