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'2012 budget of Enugu State was fully implemented'

25 December 2012, 11:32

Enugu - The Acting Governor of Enugu State, Mr Sunday Onyebuchi, has said that the N76 billion 2012 budget of the state was fully implemented by the government.

Onyebuchi made the statement in Enugu on Monday while reviewing the activities of the outgoing year.

He said that the state recorded many  achievements in all sectors of the economy as a result of full implementation of the budget.

"This year's budget witnessed significant progress from physical infrastructure, rural development, healthcare delivery, human capital development to enhancement of security of lives," he said.

Onyebuchi said the government reconstructed and completed 13 urban roads with two bridges and street lights, while 12 inter local government roads were in various stages of completion.

He said the government also procured and installed 500 units of single arms streetlights in various parts of Enugu town.

On education, the acting governor said the free basic education from primary school to Junior Secondary School had continued to yield dividends.

He said that government procured and distributed 300 buses to all the public and missionary schools in the state.

Onyebuchi added that the government embarked on `massive’ renovation of schools, provided instructional materials and built numerous facilities for schools for physically challenged persons.

On agriculture, he said that the Songhai Initiative of the government would bridge the food gap in the state as farms under the initiative had increased their yield.

"The Songhai initiative will ultimately serve as a revenue earner in addition to the employment opportunities it had created since its inception," he said.

Onyebuchi said that work had commenced at the Enugu Workers Estate at Ibeagwa-Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area.

He said that houses constructed in the estate would strictly be for civil servants, adding that the government had also completed blocks of 108 two-bedroom flats at Maryland Estate.

He promised that government would improve its Free Maternal and Child Healthcare programme which had reduced the maternal mortality and morbidity rate in the state.

Onyebuchi said that the administration would enhance the existing health centres in the state by procuring and distributing hospital equipment and drugs.

He thanked the people of the state for their support and cooperation to the administration and pledged government’s commitment to improve their lives.


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