June 7, 2017

Ondo govt submits N169bn budget estimate to Assembly


House of Representatives

By Dayo Johnson

Akure—GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state yesterday forwarded the N169,720,580,000,00 state’s 2017 budget estimate to the state House of Assembly for approval.

The Assembly is expected to deliberate on the budget, which is the first of the Akeredolu-led  administration.

In another development,  Governor Akeredolu has reiterated his administration’s commitment to make the environment better for  sustainable development.

He harped on the need to protect the environment for the collective well-being of man kind.

The governor, who spoke during this year’s World Environment Day celebration, decried open defecation by people, adding that such practice is tantamount to inviting cholera and diarrhoea.

Akeredolu, who described the theme of this year’s event: Connecting people to nature, as apt, said it was unmistakable suggestion of the indispensable symbiotic relationship between human beings and their natural environment for quality existence.

“The choice of this theme appears deliberate; it sets out to showcase the connection between man/woman and nature.

“It will afford all relevant stakeholders opportunity to think deeply about this all-important subject and give useful contributions that will engender environmental sustainability,” he said.