Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers on Wednesday in Port Harcourt signed the 2014 appropriation bill into law.
“Let me thank the House for its action and for upholding the right of all Rivers people to good governance,” he said.
The governor said that their action showed their determination to carry out their legislative functions effectively in spite of some hitches.
“Your Excellency, we urge you to continue to deliver the dividends of good governance as you have done,” Mr. Lloyd said.
Earlier, Chidi Lloyd, the Leader of the House who was released on bail after being accused of murder by the police, commended the state government for its achievements.
He said that his administration embarked on various projects in health, education, roads, transport, power, water, agriculture sectors and other critical infrastructure.
Mr. Amaechi had presented a proposal to spend N485.5 billion to the Rivers State House of Assembly on January 7, which was approved the same day.
He also commended the legislators for their firm decision to defend and uphold the country’s democracy as they demonstrated in the passage of the bill.
Mr. Amaechi commended the state lawmakers for their prompt passage of the bill which, he said, would enhance sustained provision of people-oriented projects in the state.
The governor, while signing the bill into law, said that completion of ongoing projects in the state would be the main focus of the budget.
Mr. Amaechi had presented a budget proposal to the Rivers State House of Assembly on January 7.
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