Budget Defense : Odudoh Promises Improved policies and Programmes in the State
…. Ends Presentation of 2020 Budget Proposal by MDAs
As the year 2020 presentation of budgetary allocation by Ministries, Departments and Agencies come to an end, Chairman of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Rt. Hon. Uduak Odudoh , Monday, briefing newsmen, expressed his Committee’s resolve to partner with relevant authorities in order to ensure improve policies and Programmes in the State.
To achieve this, the Ikot Abasi /Eastern Obolo representative, said will be made possible by delivering on the Committee’s oversight function.
Appreciating MDAs for their cooperation during the exercise, he advised them to work in synergy with relevant stakeholders in their respective domain in order to ensure speedy assimilation of the State’s Government core mandates.
He however frowned at MDAs that failed to appear before the committee and promised to sanction them accordingly.
Hear him, “As we have come to the end of this budget exercise, I want to appreciate all the MDAs for their cooperation. However, we frown at those MDAs who have failed to appear before the Finance and Appropriation Committee to defend their budget proposal and such actions must be followed with applicable severe consequences.
“Again, we will continue to partner with relevant authorities to ensure that we deliver on our core mandate for the betterment of the people. Let me reassure us that, not long from now, the 2020 budget will be passed into law upon conclusion of report by the Finance and Appropriation Committee.”
MDAs present at the end of the exercise were, Akwa Ibom Investment Corporation, Akwa Ibom State Technical School Board, State Secondary Education Board, Department of Establishments, Office of the Surveyor General and Uyo Capital City Development Agency.
(C) : Ememobong Okon