By Omotayo Iyanda, Akure
Ondo State House of Assembly has passed the 2020 revised Appropriation Bill of N151.438 billion.
The reversed budget is N36.4 billion lower than the previous appropriation of N187 billion.
According to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, the reveiw of the budget became imperative in the face of the economic challenges pose by COVID-19.
Oleyelogun said the reversed budget is to ensure that government’s positive impact was felt through achievable interventions and programmes.
It would be recalled that the state House of Assembly in last December passed the 2020 appropriation of N187 billion before the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Speaker said: “Due to the adverse effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the economy of the state and the country at large, it became imperative for the state House of Assembly to review the already passed 2020 Budget to accommodate social protection programmes that will mitigate the effect on the citizens.”