Ekiti Assembly approves N10bn Supplementary Budget for Fayose

Ekiti Assembly approves N10bn Supplementary Budget for Fayose

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has on Thursday approved the N10 billion supplementary appropriation which was presented by the Governor Ayodele Fayose.

Fayose giving ram to Muslims in Ekiti
Fayose giving ram to Muslims in Ekiti

Fayose had submitted the supplementary budgetary bill which he titled “2018 Revised Budget” on September 11.

The governor is expected to round up his 8 years tenure next month and the Governor-elect Kayode Fayemi will be sworn in on 16 October.

According to the information gathered, the lawmakers started the deliberation since yesterday at 12pm.

The office of the Clark of the House of Assembly, Mr Tola Esan received the supplementary appropriation bill on Monday by 3.40pm.

The governor had instructed the lawmakers who were on recess since July to make sure the bill was passed immediately.

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The unusual pattern the bill was passed raised a flag as the usual first and second readings were pushed aisde to meet the Governor’s demand.

Vanguard quoted a source who craved anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue as saying that “the lawmakers are to work on the bill and pass it quietly within the shortest possible time.

“To this end, the usual parliamentary procedure of First and Second readings have been sidestepped as the committee members are to sit to approve the bill ahead of the deadline given by the Governor.”

NAIJA CENTER NEWS had reported that Fayose wrote to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the 10th of September informing them to expect him as soon as his tenure expires on October 16.

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