The governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludoon Tuesday signed the 2023 state appropriation bill of N259 billion into law.
Speaking during the signing ceremony at the Governor’s Lodge in Awka, Governor Soludo noted that the 2023 budget is based on five pillars.
According to him, the pillars are Security, Law and Order; Economic Change; Social Agenda; Development/Transformation of Human Capital in Government Activities and the Environment.
Acceleration Budget: Soludo on November 10 presented the proposed budget of N259 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration. He said his administration is ready to deliver quality governance to the people of Anambra and that all the five policies being pushed will get equal and simultaneous attention. He said
- “I want to thank the parliament for this productive partnership, especially the leadership, which ensured the speedy review of the 2023 budget. This is the kind of partnership we want to build the Anambra of our dream.
- “This is the Acceleration Budget, one that, despite the challenges of uncertainty, and economic downturn, we continue to accelerate. This budget focuses on five major areas of focus as presented in my budget speech. We are set to deliver for next year, with a prepared budget, we will do it.”
Good ways for Yuletide: Speaking further, the governor said he met with local government leaders on the condition of the state’s roads and made funds available for palliative work on them.
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- He said that this will ensure that the roads are motorable during Christmas and New Year before the completion of major construction works on state roads.
- He noted that the unprecedented flooding the state is facing has washed away roads and bridges but assured citizens that major interventions are coming their way.
- He also pointed out that the state has spent about N2 billion to implement palliative works on federal roads since he assumed office.
- “Our palliative is not just a normal palliative that makes it motorable for days; the roads will be built to last, the quality is unprecedented, and they will endure for a long time,” he said.