The sum of N10 billion has been approved by the Cross River State House of Assembly (CRSHA) for the State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade.
Naija News understands that the approved funds are to be spent on entertainment for 2019, financial assistance, and contingency allowance.
According to the 2019 budget breakdown, “The hospitality and entertainment gulped N10 billion, financial assistance, N10billion while N4billion is for contingency”.
In 2018, the State Government had budgeted N7billion for Security Vote and in 2019 budgeted the same amount (N7b) but for entertainment.
The state government further budgeted N6b for Hospitality in 2018 and N10b for 2019.
In 2018, the State Governor, a budget of an N1.3 trillion was presented by Prof Ayade for 2019 to the State House of Assembly for approval.
The budget was tagged “Budget of Qabalistic Densification”.
The eighth assembly approved the 2019 budget, which was passed into law.
Governor Ayade, while presenting the budget proposal, had explained that the budget was designed to add value to the socio-economic development and well being of the people of the state.
The eighth assembly had since approved the 2019 budget, which passed into law for expenditure.
Source: Naija News