• Rivers lawmakers ask Fubara to submit 2024 budget afresh

    Rivers lawmakers ask fubara to submit 2024 budget afresh - nigeria newspapers online
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    The Rivers State House of Assembly led by its Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, said on Tuesday that it was expecting Governor Siminalayi Fubara to submit the medium-term expenditure framework and the 2024 appropriation bill to the legislature

    The 27 lawmakers disclosed this during their resumed sitting at the Assembly quarters along Aba Road in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

    They made the call after they deliberated on the delayed submission of the audited account of the state by the Public Accounts Committee.

    The Speaker, Amaewhule after listening to explanations from the committee granted their request for an additional three weeks to do a thorough job and report back to the House.

    reports that Fubara had earlier signed into law, the 2024 Appropriation Bill of N800bn.

    This came a day after he presented the budget estimates to a faction of the state House of Assembly led at the time by Edison Ehie.

    Part of the agreement reached at a peace meeting on the political crisis in the state held at the instance of President Bola Tinubu is that the governor will re-present the budget proposal to the House of Assembly properly.

    Ehie who acted as factional Speaker as of the time the budget proposal was presented to his faction has since resigned his membership of the House.


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