Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has assented to the revised Abia State 2020 Budget of N102,660,432,904.00 (One Hundred and Two Billion, Six Hundred and Sixty Million, Four Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand, Nine Hundred and Four Naira Only) recently passed by the Abia State House of Assembly.
FASTLOADED recalled that the Abia State House of Assembly has passed the 2020 Revised Appropriation Bill into law.
This came as Hon Thomas Nkoro-led House Committee on Appropriation presented its report during the Assembly sitting on Wednesday.
But, speaking after signing the revised budget, Ikpeazu thanked the State House of Assembly, for the expeditious passage of the revised budget.
He stated that Abia State is like other states across the federation facing economic stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that the present economic reality calls for all hands to be on deck in securing the socio-economic future of the state.
The Governor further highlighted some of the measures taken by his administration to mitigate the economic effect of the pandemic with emphasis on improvements in agriculture and industrial production.
Speaking earlier, the Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Engr. Chinedum Orji, thanked God for the divine healing of Governor Ikpeazu and prayed God to keep upholding him in the course of governance.
The Speaker who also presented three other bills passed by the House to the Governor used the forum to inform that the 7th Abia House of Assembly will be embarking on a short recess and restated the commitment of the House to keep providing the legislative leverage upon which the State will continue to advance.