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Ekiti presents N2.2 bn supplementary budget

01 August 2013, 12:02

Ado-Ekiti - The Ekiti  government on Wednesday presented a N2.2 billion Supplementary Appropriation Bill  to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

The News Agency of  Nigeria  (NAN) reports that the supplementary proposal increased  the initial N97.6 billion budget  for 2013 to a total of  N99.8 billion.

In order to ensure speedy passage of the budget, the House evoked order 78(1) to make the bill pass through both the first and second readings at its Wednesday sitting in Ado-Ekiti.

The Majority Leader of the House, Churchill Ogundipe,  moved the motion for the bill to be referred to the appropriate committee for necessary action.

The bill was later referred to all the committees of the House for scrutiny.

Also passed at  Wednesday's plenary  was the bill for  Ekiti State Public Works Corporation (Amendment) Law, 2013.

Shortly after the plenary, the Speaker, Adewale Omirin , told NAN that the house had so far passed 50 bills in two years.

Omirin described the development as the first in the history of Ekiti State since its creation on Oct.1, 1996.

 "The achievement of this House within this short period of time is as a result of the good relationship among members," he said.

He promised to strengthen the relationship between the legislative and the executive arms of government in order to make more dividends of democracy available to the people.

 - NAN

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