CHIEF FIDELIX TILIJE DESCRIBED THE OUTGOING FISCAL YEAR AS MOST CHALLENGING FOR THE WORLD’S ECONOMY AT THE DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX
Addressing Assembly Correspondents at the State House of Assembly Complex, Asaba, Chief Fidelix Tilije described the outgoing fiscal year as most challenging for the world economy.
He however enjoined Deltans to keep hope alive, saying that government is already working towards revitalizing the economy.
Chief Tilije said 2021 will produce a better Delta state, stressing that the good fortunes started on Tuesday this week when about eight hundred and ten youths were engaged in a training course.
The Finance Commissioner commended the synergy between the three arms of government in the State, noting that the collaboration had contributed immensely to the development of the state.
Chief Tilije while appearing before the Finance and Appropriation Committee presided over by its Vice Chairman, Hon Festus Okoh, announced a proposed capital budget of six hundred and forty nine point two million naira for the ministry of finance among other budget estimates.
Meantime, the 2021 State Appropriation Bill is expected to be passed next week Tuesday when the State House of Assembly reconvene for plenary.
The Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori disclosed this while addressing newsmen immediately after an unscheduled visit to one of the budget defense sessions of the Finance and Appropriation Committee with the MDAs.
Rt Hon Oborevwori said the budget defense sessions of the various standing committees of the House which are sub committees to that of Finance and Appropriation, have been fulfilling.
He disclosed that the sub committees are expected to within the next few days submit and defend their reports before the Finance and Appropriation Committee.
The Speaker explained further that the Finance and Appropriation Committee would subject the reports to further scrutiny and is expected to turn in the final report on the Appropriation Bill on Tuesday when the House reconvenes.
The Speaker expressed the hope that all the required legislative processes would be concluded as scheduled because the House was committed to early passage of the Appropriation Bill.
Rt Hon Oborevwori decried the numerous challenges of the outgoing 2020, but expressed optimism that the 2021 fiscal year will show better economic growth.