Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Friday assented to the 2018 budget of N150.09 billion pledging 95 per cent implementation before the end of 2018.
The Edo House of Assembly on Dec. 21 passed the state’s budget with an increase of about N3.4 billion.
Gov. Obaseki, had on November 29, presented a budget proposal of N146.6 billion, made up of N66.7 billion recurrent and N79.8 billion capital expenditures to the legislature for consideration.
Assenting to the budget in Benin, the governor described the occasion as ‘historical’, noting that it was the first time in the history of the state a budget was given assent before the beginning of the new fiscal year.
“It shows seriousness of both arms of government and it also demonstrates the level of alignment between the legislative and the executive,” he said.
The governor commended the legislature for…
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