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Gov Soludo signs 2024 budget into law

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The governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has officially signed the 2024 Appropriation Bill into law, totalling N410,132,225,272, one month after it was presented before the state House of Assembly.

The budget titled, “Changing Gears: The Transformation Agenda Begins” is aimed at kick starting the transformation agenda and implementing a new master plan to change Anambra into a liveable and prosperous homeland.

The signing ceremony took place at the governor’s residence.

During the signing, governor Soludo emphasized his administration’s commitment to implementing the budget, using the five pillars of development agenda, with a major focus on infrastructure and human capital development.

Soludo highlighted the necessity of addressing socio-economic needs by investing in vital projects like the three new cities including the Awka 2.0, Onitsha 2.0, among others.

He expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders involved in the process, including members of the Executive Council, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the general public for their valuable input.

The governor specifically commended the Anambra State House of Assembly for their swift and diligent work in reviewing and approving the budget.

“This year, we set a record. A draft budget was sent to the House of Assembly early last month, and today, it’s been passed into law. This speed and efficiency demonstrates the commitment of both the executive and legislative arms of government to moving Anambra forward,” Soludo stated.

While assuring to work for the people of Anambra according to the stipulated timeline in his manifesto, governor Soludo added that armed with the budget, the real transformation will begin across Anambra from January.

He also signed into law, the bill that repealed the Anambra State Publishing, Newspaper Printing Corporation.

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