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Uduaghan Signs N437billion Budget Into Law



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Dedicates Appeal Court Victory to Deltans

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan hassigned the 2012 appropriation bill of 437 billion naira into law andpromised to pay special and prompt attention to the Transport,Education  and power sectors.

Dr. Uduaghan  who signed the budget in  Asabasaid  the transport sector would enjoy prompt attention to cushionthe effect of  fuel subsidy removal by the Federal Government.

He said his administration has already takendelivery of over 200 buses and was expected to receive more by April thisyear.

His words “We are paying special attention tothe transport sector because we are providing palliatives to reduce thehardship the removal of fuel subsidy would cause the people”.

The governor said the energy sector would enjoyspecial funding so that there would be uninterrupted supply of electricity andreduction on the use of generators.

Dr. Uduaghan explained that the state governmentwould take delivery of 300 transformers in a few months time and promised toinstall them to increase electricity supply.  “We are expecting about 300 transformers andwe hope to use them to boost electricity supply. Once this is done, people willreduce the use of generators and consequently fuel,” he said.

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He assured Deltans that his administration woulddo better this year and accelerate infrastructural development so that peoplewould enjoy more dividends of democracy.

He therefore called on Deltans to support hisadministration and provide useful and constructive criticism ratherthan destructive and injurious ones.

“My administration welcomes constructivecriticism and not destructive ones. We need constructive criticism from theopposition and all other camps but not the criticisms that  willdistract us and lead to the distraction of the state. We are focused andneed positive advise,” Governor Uduaghan said.



The governor who said that his election victoryat the court of appeal Benin City would spur him to greater achievementsenjoined Deltans to trust him.

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Dr. Uduaghan described the victory as victoryfor the people, for democracy and for development. “This victory is for all our people for the truth and for makingthe votes count,” he said.

The governor who commended the state House ofAssembly for promptly passing the appropriation bill described it as a recordin the history of the state.

Dr. Uduaghan promised to work harmoniously withthe House to enable it make good laws that would improve the living standard ofthe people.

Presenting the bill to the governor the Speakerof the state House of Assembly Engr. Victor Ochie said the House decidedto make a difference and pass the bill in a record time.

Engr. Ochie promised to continue to keep to thetrend   over future bills.

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