Igueben LG Boss Hon. Josie Ogedegbe, Presents 2019 Budget Estimate of N2.4Billion
By Comrade Enemiye Patrick
The executive chairman Igueben local government Hon. (Bldr) Dr. Josie Ogedegbe has presented the 2019 budget estimate of two billion, four hundred and fourteen million, six hundred and forty six thousand, nine hundred and seventeen naira, twelve kobo (N2,414,646,91712) only for the 2019 fiscal year, to the councillors for further legislative actions.
Speaking while making a presentation of the 2019 appropriation bill tagged: ‘Budget of consolidation’ to the councillors at the Igueben local government legislative chamber in attendance were; vice chairman, Hon (Ms) Pat Oboh, secretary to the local government, Hon. John Imayebho Inegbedion, party leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Igueben local government chapter led by the LGA chairman Mr Sylvester Odia. Others; are Head of local government administration Mrs Florence Iyoha, members of the executive council and special assistants.
Dr. Ogedegbe, said the budget aimed at completing the ongoing projects and embarking on new ones in ensuring adequate coverage of all nook and crannies of the local government area in the provision of infrastructural facilitaties.
He said the sum of six hundred and forty five million, and fifty thousand naira (N645,050,000) representing 26.27% was given to capital projects while one billion, seven hundred and sixty nine million, five hundred and ninety six thousand, nine hundred and seventeen naira and twelve kobo (N1,769,596,917.12) representing 73.28% was voted for recurrent expenditure.
The leader of Igueben local government legislative arm Hon. Innocent Odiase presided over the sitting assured of speedy consideration and passage of budget.
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