Lagos Assembly keeps mum as 2019 appropriation bill suffers delay

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The whereabouts of 2019 Appropriation Bill of Lagos state remain unknown, fews days to the end of Governor Ambode’s administration.

Eight days to the end of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration in Lagos State, the confusion over the whereabouts of the 2019 Appropriation Bill passed by the Lagos State House of Assembly seems to have no end in sight.

Three weeks after the appropriation bill was passed by the House, the whereabouts of the bill seems to be uncertain which has become a subject of discuss among concerned groups and ordinary citizens of the state.

Several efforts have been made to know the whereabouts of the bill which proved abortive as those who should know have kept shifting responses from Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni to the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the House, Mr Musbau Razak.

An aide to the Governor who preferred anonymity said, “I do not think the budget has been transmitted to the governor. If so, he would have assented to it.”

Recall that passed the budget on April 29, more than 80 days after it was laid before the lawmakers.

The 2019 budget is N287. 68 billion lesser than that of 2018 which stood at N 1.04 trillion.

The budget has a capital expenditure of N462 .757 billion and a recurrent expenditure of N389.560 billion.

 

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