The Office of the Governor, Government House Umuahia has presented her 2023 draft estimates to the budget committee, Planning Commission for consideration and approval.
Presenting the Budget with the theme: “Valedictory Economic Expansion and Stability” at the conference room of the Abia State Planning Commission, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe noted that the 2023 budget focuses on the successful completion of various ongoing projects and effective implementation of programs which have direct bearing on Abians.
Chief Ahiwe who used the opportunity to reel out the achievements of the Government House in the year 2022 said, the 2023 budget would consolidate on the gains of the past year in the provision of social amenities for the entire citizenry.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor disclosed that Government House would continue to provide support to MDAs for completion of Strategic government infrastructural activities across the seventeen Local Government Areas of the State, in addition to ensuring that the key pillars of the states development agenda are result oriented.
He further stated that the Government House would continue to procure tools, capital equipment, necessary utility vehicles for effective running of government across MDAs and other governmental bodies.
Chief Ahiwe assured that Peace and Security, Agriculture, Ease of Doing Business, Trade and Investment and SMEs would be promoted, while platforms to attract direct foreign investment shall be strategically evolved.
Earlier in her remarks, the Chairman 2023 Budget Committee, Dr Mrs Nnenna Chikezie noted that the Valedictory Budget would not only serve two administrations but would also carry the present administration through till the point of winding down in the next few months.
The Committee Chairman also urged the Chief of Staff to the Governor to address the challenges of Government Liason Office in Lagos, as well as set up machinery to recover government vehicles from various Political office holders.
Correspondent Ugochukwu Ahuchogu reports that the Permanent Secretary, Government House Umuahia, Mr Alozie Odoemela, Management of Governmental House as well as Members of the Budget Planning Committee were present during the presentation.