Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State will on Monday present the 2017 budget appropriation bill to the state House of Assembly for consideration.
The proposed budget presentation followed the agreement by Executive and Legislative Joint Committee on the Edo State 2017 budget, after all grail areas had been captured.
Hon. Damian Lawani, the Committee’s Chairman, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Budget Appropriation, briefed the press after a meeting of the Executive and Legislative Joint Committee at the weekend in Benin.
Lawani as said “this meeting became necessary to ensure that all the good intentions of the new administration is properly captured before presentation”.
According to Hon. Lawani, “you are aware that Mr. Governor wrote a letter to us last week intending to present the budget on Friday, but going through the budget, we saw the need for us – executive and legislative arms of government to meet and finalize the details of the appropriation bill before presentation on Monday”.
While assuring the people of a cordial relationship between the two arms of government, he said the House would ensure a thorough scrutiny of the budget estimates and a guarantee that its implementation “hugely benefits Edo people.’’