Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu signs 2019 budget, inaugurates 35 new staff buses for civil servants
London, June 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, signed the Lagos State 2019 Appropriation Bill into law otherwise known as the budget
Sanwo-Olu signed the budget which amounts to N873,532,460,725. The budget has recurrent expenses of N393, 841, 387 (45 per cent) Capital expenses of N479, 691, 775 (55 per cent).
The budget proposal of N852bn was submitted to the State House of Assembly on February 5, 2019 by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode but it was increased by N21bn by the lawmakers.
Ambode had been threatened with impeachment for delaying the submission of the budget proposal.
Meanwhile the governor earlier on Monday handed over 35 brand new buses to civil servants for transportation to and from work.
The governor had on resumption of office on Thursday promised to refleet the Central Bus System, CBS, the body handling transportation for civil servants, as almost all buses being used to convey civil servants to and from work were dilapidated.
Four days after the promise, Sanwo-Olu handed over the buses to the CBS on Monday at the Car Park, Lagos Government Secretariat, Alausa, in Ikeja, Lagos.
Head of Service, HoS, Hakeem Muri-Okunola commissioned the new buses and thanked the governor for catering for the welfare of about 120,000 workers.
Muri-Okunola stated that in line with Sanwo-Olu’s manifesto, he made good his promise by refleeting the entire CBS.
He said it was now a clarion call on civil servants to rededicate themselves to effectively service delivery.
“You have to start doing your job well. If you have been doing your job well, it is a call to be excellent in service delivery.