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EDO FORWARDS N21BN SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET TO ASSEMBLY

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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday presented a proposal of N21 billion supplementary budget to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.

The governor in a letter to the House explained that the proposed supplementary budget 2011 became necessary to fund unanticipated exigencies requiring supplementary appropriation in the budget.

Consequently, the Speaker of the House, Mr. Uyi Igbe directed the House Standing Committee on Rules, Business and Government House to schedule the proposed supplementary budget for its second reading.

In another development, the speaker yesterday appealed to the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state to call off its ongoing strike over the new minimum wage.

He made the appeal when he met executive of NUT in the state to dialogue on way out of the strike that had crippled academic activities in public schools across the state.

Igbe promised to discuss with government on the need to include the teachers in the implementation of the new minimum wage, adding that the meeting was convened for them to find a common ground between government and the striking teachers through dialogue.

The state Chairman of NUT, Mr. Patrick Ikosimi had told the speaker that the teachers resorted to strike when every avenue exploited had failed.