Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo, has presented a revised 2022 budget of N170 billion to the state house of assembly for approval.
Soludo who presented the revised draft budget on Thursday said the purpose of the budget was to reflect the realities, challenges, and priorities of his administration as well as the needs of residents.
He said that the budget was made up of N108 billion capital (64 per cent) and N61.3 billion recurrent (36 per cent) compared to 57 per cent and 43 per cent, respectively, in the previous budget.
“We inherited challenges of which red treasury and insecurity were the most acute. But I am emboldened by the massive support and solidarity of the people. We are Anambra people, and together, we shall overcome!
“Give us the budget urgently, and by the time our people come home for Christmas, we will all be proud that we are serving the people well,” he said.
Soludo said security agencies were working round the clock to secure the release of the kidnapped lawmaker representing Aguata Constituency Il, Dr Okechukwu Okoye.
Receiving the budget, Speaker Uche Okafor said the legislature would partner with the governor by enacting laws that would ensure his administration succeed on all fronts as well as improve the living standard of the people.