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Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Edo Assembly Passes N153.2bn Budget

The Edo House of Assembly on Monday passed the 2017 budget estimates of N153.2 billion for Governor Godwin Obaseki’s attention.

Obaseki had on December 19, 2016 presented a budget size of N150 billion to the house for consideration and passage.

The budget as presented by Obaseki consisted of N74.9 billion recurrent expenditures and N75.11billion as capital expenditures but the House increased it by about N3 billion, raising the capital expenditures to N76.6 billion and allocating N76.5 for re-current expenditures.

Considering the bill, the Chairman, Appropriation and Project Monitoring, Damian Lawani (APC Etsako Central) constituency said the budget reflected the views of the people and was designed to consolidate and complete all ongoing projects.

 

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