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Enugu Assembly Passes Mbah’s N58bn Supplementary Budget



The Enugu State House of Assembly has passed supplementary budget of 58 billion forwarded to it by Governor Peter Mbah.

Speaking, the Minority leader of the House, Iloabuchi Aniagu, said the budget would enable the state government initiate and execute more capital and development projects.

Aniagu noted that although the House had passed the 2023 budget, the supplementary budget would help the new administration in the state inaugurated in May 10, 2023, to achieve its developmental target.


Okechukwu Mbah, representing Nkanu East constituency, asked his colleague to support the supplementary budget, which he said would help Governor Mbah deliver his campaign manifestos and promises to the people.

However, the members representing Oji-River and Udenu constituencies, Osita Eze and Obinna Ijele respectively while lauding the supplementary budget, lamented that their constituencies were not included in the budget.

They stressed that their constituencies were not included in the capital projects contained in the budget, despite their contribution to the economy of the State, and urged Governor Mbah not to exclude them from the scheme of things.

Also contributing, the deputy speaker of the House, Ezenta Ezeani, said the supplementary budget is the continuation of the 2023 budget, as such cannot captured new projects being agitated for.

Ezeani added that new projects would be captured in the 2024 budget, which would soon be presented by the State governor.

In remark shortly after the passage of the budget, the Speaker of the House, Uche Ugwu, appreciated his colleagues for their contributions during the reading of the budget.

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The Speaker noted that no section of the State would be marginalised by the government, adding that every part of the state will benefit from the developmental project of the present government.

The supplementary budget of 58 billion, 95 million, 482 thousand 293 naira only (58,095,482,293) was passed on Tuesday in Enugu.

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Vincent Onyegaegbochi Okoye (born 23rd April) is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and a librarian. Born and raised in a Catholic Family from NRI in anaocha local Government Area of Anambra state, Nigeria, Graduated from Delta state university, Abraka, in the year 2018 where he studied Library and Information Science.

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