Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has signed into regulation the 2021 Appropriation Bill and promised that will probably be carried out in offering fundamental infrastructure for the great of the State.
Signing the 2021 Budget on the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Wike stated his administration is working assiduously to maintain the tempo of growth that has continued to face the state out within the federation.
He assured those that have questioned why the on-going initiatives of their native authorities areas weren’t talked about when he introduced the funds to the State Assembly that such initiatives are already captured as particular initiatives and will likely be accomplished.
“So many people have asked why there are no projects in their area. We could not have, in our budget speech, named all the projects. But within the budget, there are many projects and those that cannot be named, we have to put them under special projects.
“Everybody should be rest assured that no local government will be left out as long as the implementation of this budget is concerned. What is important is that we will do all we can to make sure that this Appropriation Law is fully implemented, particularly as regards basic infrastructure that we are supposed to provide for our people.”
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Governor Wike stated the infrastructural revolution within the state is already appreciated throughout celebration divide significantly with feedback from the chairman of Senate Committee On Work, Senator Adamu Aliero.
“Today, when we went for the 26th meeting of National Council on Works. Senator Adamu Aliero said he wants to tell other states to emulate what’s going on in Rivers state.
“He said that as they were coming, they were so satisfied with what they have seen and Babatunde Fashola, who is the Minister of Works and Housing, said he does not want to talk about the development in the state so that I will not play politics with it. People are seeing the good works we are doing.”
The governor recommended members of the State Assembly for the expeditious passage of the invoice into regulation, which signifies their love for the continued growth of the state.
“It is not easy to pass these bills into laws in such a short time and I want to commend your efforts. If you’re not interested in the development of the state it will not have been possible.
“We have always said that it is not only for the Executive to see that the state moves forward, it is also for the Legislature and Judiciary. We are lucky that our in-state that the arms of government are working very closely, and doing their own work.
“People should talk about how Rivers State will move forward. I’ve told anybody to challenge us and tell me one local government where there is no state government project. Let us work together and you’ll see our state will be a different state.”
In presenting the invoice for signing, the chief of the House, Hon. Martins Amaewhule stated the Assembly gave speedy consideration to the payments as a result of they are going to additional make life higher for Rivers folks when carried out.
Speaker of the home, Right Honourable Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani assured that the Assembly will proceed to carry out its operate to enhance the efforts of the Executive in offering a safe state for the folks.
The payments signed into regulation embody:
Rivers State Appropriation regulation
No. 25 of 2020.
Rivers State Dehumanising and Harmful Traditional Practices (Abortion) (Amendment) regulation
No. 11 of 2019
Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (Amendment) regulation
No. 24 of 2020
Rivers State Security Trust Fund Law
No. 6 of 2020
The Port Harcourt Polytechnic (Amendment) Law
No. 13 of 2019
Rivers State Audit Law
No. 2 of 2020 Rivers State Violence
No 4 of 2020 Rivers State Female Circumcision (Abolition) (Amendment)
No 9 of 2019