FOLLOWING Governor Willie Obiano’s presentation of the 2019 Appropriation Bill, tagged Budget for Sustained Economic Growth and Youth Empowerment to the state House of Assembly, some political analysts have assessed the thrust of the bill as hopeful for the economic growth of the state.
Speaking on the main thrust of the budget, the state Head of service, Harry Udu, okayed the priority given to road works and infrastructure, agriculture, education and youth empowerment.
According to Udu, the emphasis on building of the human infrastructure was captured in the budget indicating that the year 2019 will favour workers in the state.
He urged workers to reciprocate government’s magnanimity by being more proactive.
On his part, the Member, representing Ihiala two Constituency in the state Assembly, Dr. Paschal Agbodike, appreciated the budget for its human face, particularly on youth empowerment which has yielded some dividends.
Contributing, the Member, representing Njikoka one Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Timothy Ifedioranma, okayed the budget which has a size of N1557. 1billion.
Dr. Ifedioranma expressed delight in the priorities given to road infrastructure, agriculture, education and youth empowerment, aimed at sustaining the commendable trade record set by the governor.
The lawmaker used the forum to appreciate his constituents for electing him as APGA’s standard bearer for the 2019 House of Assembly elections, expecting that the same gesture will be repeated during the elections for him to sustain the delivery of his legislative functions to his constituents.
In his assessment of the budget, an Amawbia based legal expert, Chike Oranye, urged the state government to ensure the full implementation of the budget, expecting that road infrastructure will be adequately addressed.
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