RIVERS STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SHOWERS ENCOMUIUM ON GOVERNOR WIKE AS 2021 BUDGETS TOUCHES EVERY SECTOR OF THE ECONONMY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on December 7, 2020
The Rivers State House of Assembly has commited the twenty-twenty-one appropriation bill on the House committee on appropriation.
This followed a robust debate on the floor of the house after the bill was given a second reading.
Commencing debate on the bill, house Leader Martin Amaewhule said the said sixty one point-one percent of the entire budget was dedicated to capital expenditure which shows that the priority of the present administration is to execute legacy projects for the benefit of the people.
Mr Amaewhule who urged members to give the bill accelerated hearing said all on going projects projects as well as new ones have been provided for in the budget noting that the projects cuts across all contituencies.
The leader also stated that every sector of the economy is adequately taken care of in the budget to meet the yarnings and aspirition of the people
Other lawmakers including the Deputy Leader Deeya Bariane , Chief Whip Evans Bipi, Deputy Whip Major Jack and Christian Ahiakwo of Onelga, one in their seperate views agreed that the present administration has the peoples interest at heart since all critical sectors of the economy were effectively captured in the budget.
The Deputy Whip and member representing Akuku/Toru constituency one, Major Jack said the people of Kalabari kingdom are happy that the first phase of the trans Kalabari road is captured in the twenty twenty-one budget, while Christian Ahiakwo suggested that flood disaster management should be considered seriously in view of the annual flooding problems witnessed in the state.
Speaker Ikwuiyi Owaji Ibani at the end of debate commended members for their contributions stressing that the main thrust of the budget is acceleration of economic recovery and infrastructural development.
Assembly correspondent, Ijeoma Tubosia reports that all standing committees of the house are to liaise with the appropriate committee to ensure they conduct a budget defense and report back to the house in record time.