JUST IN: Lagos 2019 Budget Already In The House –Budget Commissioner

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Olusegun Banjo on Wednesday said that the 2019 Budget was already before the State House of Assembly and had intended to be read before the house on December 24, 2018.

In a statement he signed, Banjo said the Governor had sent a verbal information to present the budget on Monday, December 24, 2018 after the State Executive Council approval on December 19, 2018, but the ceremony was postponed as the House was on recess and thereby could not form a quorum.

He said in order to meet the traditional presentation, a formal letter was sent to the House on Friday, December 28, 2018, forwarding the contents of the budget.

It will be recalled that the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, in an interview he granted The Punch Newspaper criticised Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the delay in the presentation of the 2019 budget.

“It is not surprising. I do not expect governance until after May 2019.

The statement by Lagos Commissioner for Budget said, It is expected that when the House reconvenes, the Speaker would inform members of the content of the Budget proposal sent by the Governor and take necessary action.

The commissioner said the size of the 2019 budget proposal forwarded by the Governor to the House is N852.317billion

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