Rivers State House of Assembly has passed a resolution, urging Governor Siminalayi Fubara to re-present the state’s 2024 budget and the medium term expenditure framework for consideration.
This followed the adoption of a motion by the Speaker, Martin Amaewhu, during the 90th plenary of the House on Tuesday at the legislators’ quarters, Port Harcourt.
Presenting the motion, Amaewhu said it was worrisome that the House had yet to receive the budget and the expenditure framework from the executive.
He said that the governor must present them for approval in line with the 1999 Constitution.
Recall that, Fubara had on December 13, 2023 presented a budget of N800 billion for 2024 to a four-man House of Assembly for approval.
The governor also signed the budget into law on December 14, 2023, the following dau after it was presented to the lawmakers.
However, under the peace accord facilitated by President Bola Tinubu, Fubara was expected to re-present the budget as part of conditions to end the political crisis in the state.