Prof. Charles Soludo, the governor of Anambra State, has presented the state house of assembly with a revised N170 billion budget for 2022.
The purpose of the budget, according to Soludo, who presented the revised draft budget on Thursday, was to reflect the realities, challenges, and priorities of his administration as well as the needs of residents.
He stated that the budget consisted of N108 billion in capital (64%) and N61.3 billion in recurrent (36%) expenditures, as opposed to 57 percent and 43 percent in the previous budget.
“We inherited many problems, the most serious of which were the red treasury and insecurity. However, I am encouraged by the widespread public support and solidarity. We are Anambra people, and we will triumph together!
“Give us the budget as soon as possible,” he said, “and by the time our people return home for Christmas, we’ll all be proud that we’ve done a good job serving the people.”
Soludo stated that security agencies were working around the clock to secure the release of Dr Okechukwu Okoye, the kidnapped lawmaker from Aguata Constituency Il.
After receiving the budget, Speaker Uche Okafor stated that the legislature would work with the governor to enact laws that would ensure the governor’s administration’s success on all fronts while also improving the people’s living standards.