Bayelsa executive council okays presentation of 2019 Budget


Bayelsa State Executive Council yesterday approved the presentation of the 2019 budget estimates to the state House of Assembly.
Governor of the state, Seriake Dickson, is to present the budget following the decision of the council’s 101 meeting in Government House, Yenagoa.

The State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Joshua Ongore said the council deliberated extensively on the estimate for the 2019 fiscal year and adopted it in view of its realistic content.

According to him the budget will be christened, “Finishing Strong on Development, Prosperity and Stability part two” and will be presented to the lawmakers before the end of the week.

He said: “There is an action procedure for every budget before its formal presentation. What we have done today as a council is in line with that. We looked at the budget, deliberated on it and thereafter we adopted it. So it is ready for His Excellency to formally lay it before the assembly anytime soon.

“If you recall, we christened the 2018 budget as finishing strong on development, prosperity and stability. We have also decided to retain the same name for the 2019 budget but this time it will be finishing strong on development, prosperity and stability part 2”.

On his part the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson said the government would ensure completion of most of the ongoing projects in the state next year.

He explained that the administration was determined to finish well and strong and leave behind a lasting legacy.
Iworiso-Markson added that the government overwhelming performance in the last seven years attracted several accolades and awards.

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