THIS IS THE STORY CPS ANIAGWU SENT OUT TO JOURNALISTS IN REACTION TO OJOUGBOH’S STATEMENTS
OJOUGBOH’S LIES WON’T DISTRACT OKOWA
We are very much aware that as the 2019 Polls draw near, the likes of Cairo Ojougboh who obviously are intimidated by the modest achievement of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa even in the midst of national recession would resort to outright blackmail.
Governor Okowa has made it clear that he and his team shall remain focused and committed to the delivery of programmes of Government as spelt out in the SMART agenda.
But for the records lets make it clear that the Delta State House of Assembly, in February 2017 passed the 2017Appropriation bill of N294,457, 40, 477 billion.
The break down shows recurrent to be N158, 030,660,828 Billion while capital is N136, 443,379,649 billion.
The passed budget showed an increase of over N23 billion from the initial amount of N270, 910,982,233 presented by the Governor to the assembly in November 2016.
The Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Erhitiake Ibori, who presented the report of the budget before it was passed had this to say “the committee received and collated inputs, observations from the various sub-committees and considered them one after the other, which were used in arriving at certain decisions as proposed estimates were reduced to certain areas to effect increase in other critical areas of specific needs”.
According to her, “the reasons for the increase in the budget size stems from envisaged increase in accruable income from the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), owing to the global oil prices increase.
Hon. Erhitiake also attributed the increase to the Senate approval of USD 44.5 per barrel at N305 exchange rate which is at variance with the state USD 42.5 per barrel at N297 exchange rate in Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) document”.
The Governor signed the passed budget into law on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at a brief but impressive ceremony at the Exco chambers of the Government house, ASABA.
Governor Okowa has strictly implemented the budget in accordance with the estimates earmarked by the lawmakers.
ANIAGWU CHARLES CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO GOVERNOR OKOWA
BELOW IS REACTION FROM THEWILL PUBLISHER FORWARDED BACK TO ANIAGWU AND OBTAINED BY EMERALDNG.COM
CPS, please tell this to the birds…. Own up for your poor judgement
It is a shame that the Delta State House of Assembly has been reduced to
rubbles. The House of Assembly under Igbuya and the current speaker is
hopeless and very irresponsible.
We can authoritatively tell you from our own checks that Governor Okowa
did not send a detailed 2017 budget proposal to the Assembly for
What was sent to the Clerk for onward passage to Igbuya who
was then Speaker, was a 3-page document that contained summaries of
projected income and expenditure.
This was what the useless Assembly approved without asking for a detailed breakdown. This is what Cairo has
described as ‘BLANK BUDGET’. The Assembly should have rejected the
document but they did not. SILLY lawbreakers!