Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, On Wednesday, presented the 2024 Appropriation Bill to a select group of five lawmakers from the state House of Assembly aligned with his administration.
The presentation unfolded at the Government House in Port Harcourt, mere minutes after the state government’s controversial demolition of the House of Assembly Complex.
Governor Fubara, during the budget presentation, emphasized the significance of the N800 billion budget for the 2024 fiscal year. He asserted that the budget aimed to stimulate economic development, foster inclusive growth, and address socio-economic inequality within the state.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State House of Assembly has declared the seats of the 27 lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, vacant.
The seats were declared vacant by the Speaker of the House, Edison Ehie on Wednesday during a sitting at the temporary hall provided by the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara.