Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has assented to the 2016 budget passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly.
The governor signed the budget at the Executive Council Chamber of the Government House, Port Harcourt in the presence of the leadership of the State House of Assembly, members of the House and Members of the State Executive Council.
The State House of Assembly passed the budget of N307 billion sent to it by Governor Wike last week.
In his remarks after giving his assent to the budget, Governor Wike commended the House for the accelerated consideration given to the budget.
He said with the passage and assent of the budget, his administration can now settle down to focus on the consolidation of the gains attained in the last seven months.
He said: “I assure the people of Rivers State that this administration will diligently implement this budget. We shall complete ongoing projects and initiate new ones for the good of the people.
“I am happy that the Rivers State Executive Council and the State House of Assembly have forged a common front to massively develop the state. We are partners in progress.”
Earlier while presenting the budget to Governor Wike for assent, Majority Leader, Martins Amaewhule said the budget will help in advancing the course of development in the state.
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