Gov. Soludo wants to present the Anambra Assembly with a revised draft budget for 2022.

Anambra Governor Charles Soludo wrote to the House of Assembly on Thursday, asking to be received on Friday, as he planned to offer a revised draft budget for 2022.
At Thursday’s plenary session, Speaker of the House Uche Okafor revealed the date while reading the governor’s letter.

The governor thanked lawmakers for their support in the letter and begged them to allow him to carry out his constitutional duties.

However, the speaker stated that he will write to the governor to request a different date because the proposed date of May 6 was inconvenient

“May 6 is Friday, and it appears that receiving the governor would be inconvenient. As a result, I will talk with the governor’s office to agree on a new date, which will be communicated to members,” he said.

Soludo also informed the House that the tenure of the 21 Local Government Transition Committees had expired as of April 28.

In the meantime, the governor instructed the transition committee chairmen to transfer over to their respective Heads of Local Government Administration.

He indicated that a new list of nominees for chairman and members of the transition committee would be forwarded to the Assembly for discussion and ratification soon.

The Majority Leader, Dr Nnamdi Okafor (APGA-Awka South), also informed the House on Thursday that the Clerk, Mr Pius Udo, had retired on May 5 and that nature abhorred a vacuum.

Okafor remarked that it was the House’s responsibility to appoint a new or Acting Clerk, and thus proposed Mrs Esther Anetoh, the Deputy Clerk, to be appointed as Clerk.

After a voice vote by legislators, the speaker confirmed Anetoh as Acting Clerk, and the House adjourned till May 10.

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