Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has signed the 2021 budget of the state.
Speaking Tuesday, at the Sam Mbakwe Expanded Executive Chambers of the Imo State Government House when the leadership of the house brought the budget for him to sign it into law, the governor expressed gratitude to the state House of Assembly for passing the bill less than one he presented it.
“I wish to assure the people of Imo State that what we presented to the house as our 2021 appropriation bill was our realistic thinking of what will drive Imo State to the next level if fully implemented. It will address the unemployment problem in the state, provide infrastructure, provide counterpart funding for global partners and bridge all the gaps that exist in our local economy.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that the budget impacts in the lives of every citizen of the state”, the governor stated.
Fielding questions from newsmen on reason for passing a state budget in less than one week of presentation by the governor, the Speaker of the house, Paul Emeziem said legislators found out that the budget was perfect in all ramifications and had no choice than to pass it without any alteration.
It could be recalled that the governor had on Wednesday last week, presented to the legislature, a budget estimate of N346,169,972,985, tagged “Budget of Wealth Creation”, for consideration and passage.