The Akwa Ibom House of Representatives has passed the State Appropriation Bill 2023 valued at N700 billion into law.
N700billion consists of N344.005billion for recurring expenses and N355.995billion for capital expenditures.
The proposed bill, which amounted to 0.4% of the initial proposed budget size, followed Hoon’s report. Odwak Ododooh-led House Committee on Finance and Appropriations.
The report indicated that Governor Udom Emmanuel during the House session on Monday, November 7, 2022, submitted his budget speech for consideration, adding that under Order 8, Rule 1(3) of the House Standing Order, the appropriation bill was considered public. 2023 read first.
After fruitful item-by-item deliberations in the University and Supply Committee, the members unanimously approved the report and the appropriation bill was subsequently passed into law.
Speaker, Rt. presence. Annekan Pasi, who presided over the plenary session, directed the Clerk of the House, Mrs. Mandu Omorin, to communicate the position of the House to the Executive Governor for approval.
Also, the House of Representatives received a report on the amendment of the Akwa Ibom State Assembly Statute (Sixth Edition).
The report was submitted by the chairman of the House Committee on Rules, Business, Ethics and Privileges, Attorney Ottopong Pop (Nsit Ubium).
The proposed amendment revolved around the opening prayer, the members/officers/sitting of the council, the arrangement of public works, the establishment and jurisdiction of the council committees.
The Akwa Ibom Assembly approves the 2023 Allocation Bill for N700b