Gov Oyebanji signs N122.6bn Ekiti 2022 supplementary budget into law

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Governor Biodun Oyebanji has signed the N122.6bn Ekiti State 2022 Supplementary budget into law.

 

While signing the budget at the executive chamber in Ado-Ekiti, the governor expressed delight in performing his first legislative function in the state.

In reaction to the on-going crisis at the state house of assembly, Oyebanji noted that the lawmakers had the capacity to resolve the internal crisis, adding that democracy allows for a crisis although the interest of the state must be prioritised above all interest.

He also commended the elders and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)for their quick resolve to put the crisis behind them.

The governor, however, pleaded with non-APC members to let the party be, stressing that the crisis has been resolved.

He further urged the lawmakers to ensure that the 2023 budget must have been deliberated upon and ready for signing before the end of this year.

Earlier, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Olubunmi Adelugba, said: “It is indeed an epoch making event. This supplementary budget demonstrates the resolve of the governor to place high premium on accountability, probity and transparency in government expenditure.”

Adelugba added “the recent unfortunate family skirmishes in the house had been put behind them.”

The signing ceremony witnessed by the Deputy Governor, Monisade Afuye, the SSG, Head of Service, the clerk of the assembly, Yemi Esan, the lawmakers and other top government functionaries.

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