By Ige Olugbenga
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday signed the 2017 Delta Appropriation bill of N294.4billion into law after it was passed by the State House of Assembly in February.
According to report, Okowa had in November 2016 sent a budget proposal of N270.9billion to the State House of Assembly, but the lawmakers, however, amended the budget with an increment of N23.5billion.
At a ceremony held at the Executive Chambers, Government House, Asaba, Okowa expressed hope that the 2017 appropriation law would help position the state on the part of economic recovery.
He said his administration would continue to do its best in promoting transparency and good governance, adding that priority attention would be given to construction and reconstruction of roads in the state.
“I must commend members of the state legislature for doing a thorough job in the passage of the 2017 Delta Appropriation bill.
“We are committed to transforming the state for the betterment of our people.
“It is also our hope that finances coming from various sector would improve this year so that we will be able to meet our obligation to the people of the state.
“We will continue to do our best in bringing good governance to our people. We will give priority attention to the construction and reconstruction of roads in the state to open up our rural areas,” Okowa said.