By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI—GOVERNOR David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, signed into law the 2016 Appropriation Bill of N101.1billion.
Performing the exercise at the Government House, Abakaliki, the governor revealed that the 2016 budget was predicated on his administration’s deep desire to assist Ebonyi indigenes hawking on the streets of major cities in the country.
He explained that his administration was determined to help them engage in more meaningful ventures that would uplift the image of the state.
He also said the government would in 2016 assist indigent widows, pursue its urban renewal drive, ensure efficient health care services, boost agriculture and address the plight of Ebonyi people.