I WILL SEND 2020 BUDGET PROPOSAL TO ASSEMBLY SOON – GOV. DIRI
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has hinted that he will soon forward the 2020 budget proposal to the State House of Assembly for consideration.
Governor Diri, gave this indication today when he met with all the 24 members of the State House of Assembly.
Recall that the immediate past Governor, Seriake Dickson, had said he would not forward the appropriation bill as a mark of honour since a new government was coming in place.
Governor Diri, however, said the meeting with the lawmakers was part of the process for the submission of the bill.
“There is no time at all. We want to hit the ground running, hence this meeting with you all. Let me assure you that the document will come in no distant time. This is the synergy we need to ensure development of the state, Diri stated.
The Governor called for the co-operation and support of the lawmakers in the new order to meet the aspirations of the people.
“Let us join hands to build Bayelsa state. We must leave a legacy of development, love and hope for our people. Our state is in dire need of development in all facets. Education for instance is the bedrock and foundation of any society. We will invest more in critical infrastructure, said Diri.
He also declared that he would be the servant and not masters to the people of the state.
Governor Diri, said the people must eschew violence and work for peace in the state.
Diri stated, “we can not use our hands to destroy the state we all sought to have. All the feuding should stop and let us see ourselves as brothers and sisters. Then, focus on things that will bring us together.That is when we can experience development”.
The Governor called for genuine reconciliation and restated that he is governor to all Bayelsans and not a PDP governor.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Bubou-Obolo, said they were in Government House to formally congratulate the Governor and the Deputy Governor, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, on the Supreme Court declaration and subsequent inauguration.
He said all members of the Assembly made up of both the ruling PDP and opposition APC, were ready to work closely with the executive arm for the development of the state, saying members have confidence on the Governor amd Deputy Governor to deliver on mandate.
The Speaker used the occasion to remind the Governor of the urgent need to present the 2020 budget proposal to the lawmakers for consideration.