Ekiti state house of Assembly has approved the 10 billion naira supplementary budget requested by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
At the sitting which was attended by 14 lawmakers and presided over by Speaker, Hon. Kola Oluwawole, the bill went through first, second readings and committee review before its passage within the hour.
The appropriation bill forwarded to the House of Assembly yesterday by Governor Fayose had generated furore, with the Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi threatening severe consequences for whoever took part in what he described as the fraudulent action.
The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has on Monday presented a 2018 Revised Appropriation Bill for the sum of N9, 926,527,772.86 to the Ekiti State House of Assembly for urgent passage.
It was learnt that though members of the Ekiti State House of Assembly had gone on vacation since July 16, 2018, members of the Committee on Appropriation had to reconvene to attend to the governor’s request.
The 89-page document showed that the approved estimates for 2018 stood at N98,611,545,040.66, while the revised estimates sent to the Assembly stood at N108,538,072,813.52.
The document, signed on August 30, 2018, was said to have been received at the office of the Clerk of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Monday, September 10, by 3.40pm.
The Assembly Speaker, Kola Oluwawole, in a statement, called on the members of the House Committee on Appropriation to expedite actions on the passage of the 2018 supplementary budget.
The statement, signed by Dr Samuel Omotoso, quoted the Speaker to have made the call on Monday at a meeting with the members of the House Committee on Appropriation.