Edo Assembly passes 2020 bill

The Edo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, passed the state 2020 Appropriation Bill of N179.2 billion.

This followed a motion by House Leader, Mr Roland Asoro and seconded by Mr Ephraim Aluebhosele, member representing Igueben at plenary in Benin.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Godwin Obaseki had on Nov. 13, presented a budget of N177.6 billion to the house for consideration.

The House, however, increased the budget by N1.6 billion to enable government complete all ongoing projects in the state.

A breakdown of the budget indicated that capital expenditure was put at N92.6 billion, while recurrent expenditure stood at N86.5 billion.

The Speaker, Mr Francis Okiye said the N1.6 billion would be sourced from anticipated Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in…

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