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Story by Allwell Ene
The Rivers State House of Assembly has passed the 2019 appropriation bill of N480bn into law
The bill was passed after the house considered the report from the appropriation committee yesterday
Earlier while presenting the report  on behalf of members  of the committee Hon Christian Ahiakwo described the budget as balanced as according to him all sectors  of the economy are adequately captured
“Mr Speaker, the proposed budget is a balanced budget, as it addressed all the sectors of the economy such as the administrative  sector, economic sector, law and justice sector, social sector, loan repayment”
“based on the recommendation of the standing committees, the appropriation committees therefore recommends that the sum of N480,411, 324,647 as proposed for the services of the state in the 2019 fiscal year be approved”
He expressed conviction that the people of the state would be better served with the budget implementation
22 lawmakers voted in favour of the passage when Speaker of the assembly Rt Hon Ikuinyi  Owaji Ibani called for vote
Earlier while considering the report of the appropriation committee, Hon Tony Ejiogu who represents Etche constituency 2 described the budget as that which will bring development to the people of the state.
He however requested that the Ikwerre Ngwo, Emubule, chokota  road be completed for the development of the Etche people
Also while contributing, lawmaker representing Obio Akpor 2 Hon Michael Chinda requested for the construction of a pedestrian bridge at the Port Harcourt pleasure park so as to prevent accident that might occur while crossing the road
The house later adjourned to Thursday 17th Jan 2018
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