A Bill for an additional Supplementary Budget for the Delta State 2023 Fiscal year, has passed first reading on the floor of the State House of Assembly.
The proposed additional supplementary bill of N166.5 Billion was forwarded to the State Assembly by the Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for consideration and possible passage by the House.
The letter conveying the 2023 additional supplementary budget of N166.5 Billion, was read at the resumed plenary of the House by the Speaker, Rt Hon Emomotimi Guwor.
The proposed bill as contained in the letter, consists of N120.2 Billion as Capital expenditures and, N46.3 Billion as Recurrent expenditures.
Governor Oborevwori explained that the additional supplementary budget had become necessary to further the MORE agenda of the present administration.
The Speaker, Emomotimi Guwor announced Thursday 7th September 2023 as the date for the second reading of the bill.
It would be recalled that the State Assembly, earlier in May, this year, passed a N71 Billion Supplementary appropriation Bill for the 2023 Fiscal year ending December 31.
Also at Tuesday’s Plenary, the House received a letter from the State Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori nominating Dr Austin Obidi and Isaac Akporveta as Chairman and Director General of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission Board.
The Speaker asked the nominees to submit 35 copies of their curriculum Vitae to reach the Clerk of the Assembly office on or before Monday, September 11 and appear for screening on Tuesday, September 12.
The House adjourned sitting till Thursday this week.