The Delta State House of Assembly, yesterday, passed the 2021 Supplementary budget of N66.38 billion to allow the state to tackle pressing infrastructure and economic needs.
Delta State Executive Council had approved the 2021 supplementary budget draft of N66 billion on September 30 and forwarded same to the House for consideration and passage.
The House, however, unanimously approved the passage of the supplementary budget with the breakdown of N15.72 billion for recurrent expenditure and N50.65 billion for capital expenditure.
Majority Leader of the House, Ferguson Onwo, moved the motion for the third reading of the 2021 supplementary appropriation amendment bill and subsequent passage, which was adopted at plenary.
Speaker of the House, Sheriff Oborevwori, presided over the proceedings on the bill, which was referred to the House Committee on Finance and Appreciation for further scrutiny last Wednesday.
Oborevwori acknowledged members of the House for their wisdom and commitment towards the early passage of the supplementary budget.
He explained that one of the key functions of the Assembly was the authorisation of government expenditure and, therefore, commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the effective management of the state’s resources.
While assuring that the House would continue to support the executive to see the state through what he described as ‘extraordinary times’, saying that the new variant of COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect global economy.