Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, will on Tuesday submit the 2017 budget to the State House of Assembly for approval.
This was contained in a statement by the chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon Jeje Samuel, said the presentation would take place at the main chambers of the Assembly at exactly 11.00 am.
Members of the State Executive Council, traditional rulers, religious and political leaders, representatives of market women, Okada riders, drivers unions, labour leaders, chairmen of local governments, top government functionaries in the state, civil society organisations and the general public are expected to grace the occasion.
Speaker of the House of Assembly, Right Honourable (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, commended Governor Fayose for the prompt and timely preparation of the budget, avowing that the Assembly was expecting the document, adding that the House would do a thorough job on it before passing it into law.
His Special Assistant (Media), Stephen Gbadamosi, quoted him as saying; “We are happy that the budget is coming early. That is in tandem with Mr Governor’s avowal that he will take the matter of the people in the grassroots more seriously in the coming year. We will be happy to receive the document.
“And we assure the people of the state that we will do a thorough job on it and pass it as appropriate.”