Delta Assembly Passes 2020 Appropriation Bill of N395Bn 

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By Mercy Obojeghren

The Delta House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state Appropriation Bill of N395 billion for 2020.
The passage of the Bill followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation during plenary in Asaba.
Presenting the report, Mrs Erhiatake Ibori-Suenu, Chairman of the committee said N223 billion was for Capital Expenditure, while N172 billion was for Recurrent Expenditure.
Consequently, the Majority Leader, Mr Tim Owhefere, moved for a motion for the consideration of the report as well as passage of the Bill.
The motion was unanimously adopted by the House after it was seconded by Mr Austin Chikezie, representing Aniocha South.
The Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, who commended the lawmakers for the speedy passage of the bill, said the House properly scrutinised the recurrent and capital expenditure which increased the initial budget.
He noted that the timely presentation and passage of the bill would enable government commence timely implementation.
The bill showed an increase of N6.2 billion compared to the N389 billion presented by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa.

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