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The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday signed the state’s 2017 budget of N94bn into law.
It was an increase of N1bn on the budget estimates of N93.4bn presented to the Ekiti State House of Assembly by Fayose some weeks ago.
According to the Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, the additional N1bn was added to the capital expenditure presented to the Assembly.
Speaking on the occasion, Fayose said Ekiti State was among the four states of the federation where the 2017 budget had been passed into law.
Commending the lawmakers and the people of the state for their support, the governor said that the harmonious relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government would continue to subsist.
“We are one of the four states whose budgets had been passed into law. It is a budget of the people to give the best to our people. Enough copies of the budget will be printed and copies put on the Internet for all to peruse,” he said.
Oluwawole, who commended the governor for the giant strides recorded by his administration despite the paucity of funds, promised the support and cooperation of the assembly members for the governor.