Budget defense is a proof of transparency and accountability in governance…Abia Assembly states

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The Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Emmanuel Emeruwa has stressed the need for a robust and people oriented implementation of the 2024 budget estimates in line with the New Abia mantra which seeks a rapid and focused transformation of the State.

Rt Hon Emeruwa who made the call during the Opening Ceremony of the 2024 budget defense in the Abia State House of Assembly said the 8th Assembly shall take seriously the implementation of the estimates via oversight and encouraged the Appropriation Committee to ensure strict compliance.

In his contribution, Hon Ucheonye Stephen Akachukwu, Chairman Joint Committee on Appropriation, Budget and Multilaterals and the Co-Chairman, Hon Mathias Nwachi Umeh called for the cooperation of Ministries and Agencies so as to lend credence to drive the Governor Alex Otti administration to ensure tax payers monies is put to use judiciously.

Johnpedro Nnamdi Irokansi PhD, Clerk/Head of Legislative Service, Abia State House of Assembly said the budget defense is an annual ritual which reflects accountability and transparency in governance, adding that the Legislature as the people’s representative must seek all grounds to make the will of the people materialize.

EZEBUIRO JOY CHIAMAKA
Information Officer
Abia State House of Assembly.

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