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Udom Emmanuel to present 2018 budget, Friday at A’Ibom Assembly

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By Mfonobong Ukpong

Governor Udom Emmanuel will tomorrow, Friday lay the 2018 financial estimate/ Appropriation bill before the State House of Assembly for consideration. This is sequel to the acceptance of a request forwarded by the Governor to the lawmakers for this effect.

The Clerk of the House, Mrs Mandu Umoren had during plenary read a message from the Governor, notifying the House of his intention to present the budget tomorrow. He sought the approval of the legislature to enable him present the 2018 financial estimate before the House. The approval of the House came following a motion moved by the House Leader, Sir Udo Kierian Akpan and seconded by a former Deputy Speaker of the House, and member representing Oron /Udunguko state constituency, Hon. Effiong Bassey.

Speaker of the House, Barr. Onofiok Luke directed the Clerk to communicate the House resolution on the acceptance of the Governor’s request to the Governor, House members and also urged her to cause the publicity of the exercise to notify members of the public.

The budget presentation ceremony is slated for 9:am on Friday.

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