The Rivers State Executive Council has approved a budget proposal of N448.6bn for the 2021 fiscal year.
The proposal was approved during a council meeting presided over by Governor Nyesom Wike, at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Monday.
Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said this in a statement, he signed and made available to journalists.
According to the statement, Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Isaac Kamalu who spoke to journalists after the meeting said, the proposed budget will help the government execute all ongoing projects in the state and also enable the government to make life better for the people.
Kamalu, who also supervises the State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, also said the council equally approved the state’s 2020-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework.
Similarly, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim said the council further approved a budget for use by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission.
The budget will enable the State electoral umpire to conduct the 2021 Local Government election.
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