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Gov. Peter Obi Presents Anambra State FY 2014 Budget Of N140 Billion

By Mazi Odera
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Gov. Peter Obi today presented the FY 2014 budget valued at N140 billion. He said the result-based budget of consolidation reflected the critical development needs of Anambra State as expressed in the key sectors of the State Economy.

The budget reflects an overall increase of 20% from the FY 2012 budget. In evaluating his government's performance, Gov. Obi said the FY 2013 budget was about 70% implemented and would reach the 85-90% implementation benchmark by the close of 2013. Gov. Obi disclosed that "No state in Nigeria can talk about international partnership better than Anambra State. " The FY 2014 Budget will inter alia, focus on eradication of poverty, promote implementation of MDGs, enthronement of good governance and maintenance of peace and stability and will be anchored on the ANIDS framework.

Two PDP members, Hon. Obinna Emenaka and Vivian Okadigbo used the opportunity of the presentation of the budget to declare for APGA.

Giving the vote of thanks, Hon. Nikki Ugochukwu (APGA Orumba) said the FY 2014 Budget was aimed at consolidation and continuity. Commending Gov. Obi, she said, " We are happy with what is happening in Anambra State. You have touched every community through your ANIDS programme and we thank the donor community. Every ministry in Anambra state government is functional and the commissioners working hard . This is a special day, this being your last budget presentation. We will feel proud for your giving us a sense of belonging. You have rendered uncommon transformation Anambra State."

Reacting to the final budget of the Obi administration, SSG Oseloka H. Obaze who accompanied the governor said the 2013 budget had been robustly implemented and more would be accomplished in remaining portion of 2013. He said the result-based FY 2014 would enable the Obi administration finish strong and allow the incoming administration to hit the ground running. The budget which was anchored on the ANIDS framework took into account the need for diversity and addressing areas of unmet needs.