March 4, 2024

The Rivers House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging Governor Siminialaye Fubara to re-present the state 2024 budget and the medium-term expenditure framework for consideration.

This followed the adoption of a motion by the speaker, Martin Amaewhu, during the 90th plenary of the House at the legislators’ quarters, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday.

Presenting the motion, Mr Amaewhu said it was worrisome that the House had yet to receive the executive’s budget and expenditure framework.

The lawmaker said the governor must present them for approval in line with the 1999 constitution.

On December 13, Mr Fubara presented a budget of N800 billion 2024 to a four-man House of Assembly for approval.

The governor signed the budget on December 14, barely 24 hours after it was presented to the lawmakers.

However, under the peace accord facilitated by President Bola Tinubu, Mr Fubara was expected to re-present the budget as part of the conditions to end the political crisis in the state.

(NAN)

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