Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday assented to the 2020 Appropriation Bill of N179.2 billion of the state.
Speaking at the ceremony at Government House in Benin, Obaseki said he was hopeful of implementing the budget fully.
“It is a budget that I hope and expect will have a performance of not less than 90 per cent.
“We have gone through all the assumptions and have moderated our expectations. It is quite less than what we appropriated in 2019.
“We cannot deceive our people; we have reviewed our macro-economic situation and determined that what should be appropriated for 2020 should be close to what we will generate,” he said.
The governor commended the House for ensuring that the budget was signed into law before December 15, a feat he described as historic in the…