Dickson signs N299bn 2019 Appropriation Bill into law


Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Friday in Yenagoa signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N299 billion and Administration of Criminal Justice Bill into law.

Dickson had presented budget estimates of N275 billion tagged Budget of Completion to the state House of Assembly who raised it up to N299 billion, an increase of 8.73%.

A Government House statement signed by Fidelis Soriwei, Special Adviser, Media Relations quoted the governor as saying that he was convinced that the budget would support complete a lot of ongoing projects.

According to the statement, the projects are at advanced stages of completion would be completed in view of the medium term expenditure framework of the state government.
Governor Dickson assured that his administration’s investments in every sector were in a bid to turn around a lot of critical areas, but noted that investments are still needed in the areas of education, healthcare and other infrastructure.

He promised to drive on Yenagoa-Oporoma Road within the next two weeks in the company of the leadership of the Central Senatorial District comprising Yenagoa, Southern Ijaw and Kolokuma/Opokuma local government areas.

The governor urged the House Committee on Works to carry out more oversight functions towards ensuring that contractors handling projects are held accountable to agreed timelines.