*Grills BEDC team over epileptic power supply
By Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti
The Ekiti State House of Assembly passed the revised 2016 Appropriation Bill into law on Thursday, just as its members listened to submissions of the management team of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) which was invited to plenary to explain the current epileptic supply of electricity to the state.
According to a statement by the Special Assistant (Media) to the Speaker of the House, Stephen Gbadamosi, in Ado-Ekiti, the revised Appropriation Bill was passed after the chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Honourable Samuel Abiola Jeje, submitted its report to the whole House.
Jeje had said, “At the close of the committee’s exercise, a total sum of N48, 200, 100, 797:80 only has been proposed to the House as current expenditure for consideration,” under listed sub-headings, while “the total sum of N22, 353, 061, 886: 81 only was approved by the committee as capital expenditure.”