Soludo Resumes Work after Father’s Burial, Signs 2024 Budget into Law

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has resumed work after burying his father, Pa Simeon Soludo.

Soludo upon resumption signed into law the 2024 appropriation bill of the state.

The governor had on December 23, held his father’s burial in his hometown, Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area, and also went for thanksgiving the next day, just before the Christmas and boxing day holidays on 25 and 26.

Resuming on December 27, Soludo announced that he has signed the 2024 budget. The budget had been approved by the state house of assembly shortly before Christmas holiday, without any adjustments.

Soludo, while announcing the signing into law of the budget, said: “Today, I signed the 2024 Appropriation Bill into Law. By this, we are now empowered to implement its provisions for the 2024 fiscal year to the benefit of Ndi Anambra.

“I had on November 21, 2023, presented a draft budget proposal of N410,132,225,272 for the 2024 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly.

“The budget titled “Changing Gears,” is 57.8% higher than that of the 2023 budget. It is focused on expediting efforts across the five pillars of our administration; which includes; infrastructure and economic transformation; security, law and order; governance and value system; the environment; social agenda and human capital development.

“I thank all the stakeholders who have been involved in the entire process, especially the Anambra State House of Assembly for working very hard to see that the Law meets the needs and aspirations of Ndi Anambra.

“Ours is a goal with a deadline, with the budget  now signed into law, we are guaranteed of another huge step towards making our homeland livable and prosperous.”

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