The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has sent a a letter to the State House of Assembly requesting a N27.9 billion supplementary budget for 2019 in addition to the initial budget figure of N390 billion.
Okowa’s proposal was contained in a letter to the state house of assembly which was read by the Speaker, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, at the plenary on Tuesday in Asaba.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), The Governor in his letter said that the proposal for the budget review was informed by the performance of the approved 2019 budget and improvement in the revenue of the state.
He said the review was intended to adjust and realign the budgetary provisions of 2019 to accommodate commitments, priority projects and programmes of the state government which were not adequately provided for.
The breakdown of the reviewed budget was given as follows: N169.7 billion for Recurrent Expenditure and N248.1 billion for Capital Expenditure.
The Majority Leader of the house, Mr Tim Owhefere, moved a motion for the house to receive the letter from the Governor and was seconded by Mr. Festus Okoh, representing Ika South.
The motion was also unanimously adopted by the members and the house slated the second reading of the bill for Wednesday.