By Ifeoma Aka
Enugu, Dec. 29, 2020 Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2021 appropriation bill of N169.8 billion.
Naija247news reports that passage of the 2021 budget followed the presentation and adoption of a report by the House Committee Chairman on Finance and Appropriation, Mr Ezenta Ezeani during plenary.
Ezeani said that the budget estimate took full cognisance of the yearnings, aspirations and prayers of residents of the state.
Ugwuanyi said that the economic and social sectors received N61.9 billion and N24.7 billion respectively.
He said that the figures represented 61 per cent and 24 per cent respectively of the total capital expenditure of the budget.
The chairman however, said that the committee did not alter the capital or recurrent expenditures of the budget as presented by the governor.
He said that the 2021 budget estimate was referred to the various standing committees of the assembly for budgetary defense by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the state government.
Ezeani said that the report was later considered clause by clause at the Committee of the Whole before it was subsequently passed.
Responding, the Speaker, Chief Edward Ubosi, said the document was critically examined by the legislators to ensure that it would benefit residents of the state.
Ubosi said the budget would be transmitted to the state governor for his assent and urged the various MDAs to ensure its full implementation when signed into law.