ANAMBRA State Information and Public Enlightenment Commissioner, Paul Nwosu and members of the Anambra State House of Assembly have jointly lauded Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s commitment to revamp the entire state following presentation of revised budget to the state Assembly.
Chief Nwosu said the governor presented a revised budget that would enable government take off on a very sound footing, as well as enable the present government to also build on what had been projected and estimated by the previous administration.
Nwosu explained that the revised budget was a clear increase from what it was before which according to him, showed that certain things were included in the budget to reflect the manifesto of the new government while a number of things have also been adjusted to accommodate the insecurity in the state and a few other critical things.
According to him, certain things that came with the new government were not captured in the budget which he said necessitated revision of the budget to meet current realities in the state.
Pius Chukwuma Okoye, who represents Awka-South 2 State Constituency was of the opinion that Governor Soludo had started well, thereby showing his undivided commitment and concern to make Anambra liveable and prosperous.
Okoye said the governor had done his constitutional duty by presenting the revised budget to the state Assembly and that the House of Assembly will invite the ministries involved, stressing that roads were given priority attention in the new budget.
The lawmaker representing Nnewi-North State Constituency and Deputy Chairman House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation Nonso Smart Okafor, noted that the action taken by the governor was a welcome development.
Okafor said it was a welcome development because it was a new administration with new priorities and responsibilities, adding that it was necessary to revise the budget in line with the mission and vision of the current state government.
The lawmaker, who is also a seasoned accountant, however, opined that security, health, education, youth empowerment and infrastructure should be accorded more attention, stressing that the governor should muster the political will to implement the budget.