The Governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo, has signed the N259 billion appropriation bill into law for the 2023 fiscal year on Tuesday.
According to the governor, the budget was built around five pillars, amongst other priorities such as: Security, law and order, economic transformation, social agenda, human capital development, the transformation of government operations, and environmental transformation
Techeconomy reported that Soludo made this known while delivering his speech at the ceremony at the Governor’s Lodge in Awka, the state capital.
Recall, in November, the Governor had submitted a draft budget of N259 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration.
The state lawmakers, led by Speaker, Uche Okafor, was thanked by the governor for their prompt and thorough study of the budget, which resulted in its readiness for signature.
He declared that his administration was prepared to provide the people of Anambra with high-quality governance and that all five policy thrusts will receive equal and concurrent attention.
He said, “I want to thank the parliament for this productive partnership, especially the leadership, which ensures the expeditious scrutiny of the 2023 budget.
“This is the type of partnership we want to build the Anambra of our dream.
“This is the Budget of Acceleration, one that, despite the challenges of insecurity, and economic downturn, we are still pressing the accelerator.
“This budget prioritizes five major areas of focus as presented in my budget speech. We are now set to deliver for next year, with the budget in hand, let us get it done.”