Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Wednesday signed the revised 2020 budget of N146,374,641,080.00 into law, as against the earlier approved budget of N169,557,658,300.00.
The revised 2020 budget of N146.4 billion represents 13.67 per cent reduction in the initial budget size of N169.6 billion, which amounts to N23,183,017,220.00.
The revised budget, which was in response to the negative consequences of the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the economy, was passed by State House of Assembly on Wednesday, after its presentation to the public for inputs.
According to details of the new budget, the earlier approved recurrent and capital expenditures of N68,790,000,000.00 and N100,767,658,300.00 were revised to N69,790,000,000.00 and N76,584,641,080 respectively, representing 48 per cent and 52 per cent.
Also in the approved revised budget, the state government made savings of N53,617,927,900.00 and added the sum of N27,455,910,680.
The governor, who signed the budget in the presence of his Deputy, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, members of the House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Hon. Edward Ubosi, members of the State Executive Council, among other top government functionaries, thanked the members of the House for their diligent and expeditious passage of the budget.OMOKOSHABAN