Wike okays N473.1bn budget, says 2022 will be turbulent | Dailytrust

Wike okays N473.1bn budget, says 2022 will be turbulent

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has pledged that his administration will mobilise resources towards achieving 80 per cent implementation of the 2022 budget. 

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media, Kevin Ebiri, said the governor gave the assurance shortly after signing the Rivers State Appropriation Law No. 11, 2021 into law.

“By the grace of God, we’ll hit the ground running from January 1. And so we think what you have to do is to give support to the executive council to render good services to the people of the State,” the statement added.

Wike hinted that 2022 will be turbulent politically and will require so much attention in that regard.

He added that the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill will have a ripple effect on the polity, particularly if the National Assembly decides to use its veto power.

“So, next year will be politically turbulent and it will affect the performance of every budget. But I pray to God that it shouldn’t be much so that we will be able to execute the necessary plans and goods we have for our people,” he said.

The statement stated that Wike’s administration would remain focused on providing services to the state and its people. 

“I must sincerely thank and assure you that we will do all we can to make sure we achieve not less than 80 per cent of the implementation of the budget, believing that God’s willing, we will get the necessary resources,” it said.

The Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, according to the statement acknowledged the robust collaboration existing between the executive and the legislature.

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