By Victor Nwachukwu
Gov. Uzodimma signs 2022 appropriation bill into law
Owerri, Dec. 23, 2021
Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has signed the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law with a total outlay of N381,462,947,677 billion.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor signed the bill at the new Executive Chambers, Government House, Owerri, on Thursday in the presence of members of the State Executive Council.
NAN also reports that the Bill which was earlier presented to the Assembly by its committee chairman on Budget and Appropriation, Hon. Emeka Nduka, was later approved by the Assembly and presented to the governor for his assent.
Others who were present include the state’s legislators led by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Kennedy Ibeh.
The governor said that the 2022 budget, christened: “Budget of Consolidation and The People’s Budget”, was prepared with contributions from town unions through their respective representatives at the State House of Assembly.
He thanked the legislators for rising to the task and expressed the confidence that with expected internal revenue generation in year 2022, funds will be available to execute the budget.
“It is on behalf of my government that I thank the Speaker and members of the state House of Assembly for a job well done.
“I sincerely hope that having been signed into law, this Budget of the People will bring about the expected development to our dear state when it will be judiciously implemented,” he said.