Ambode signs 2017 budget, promises improved economy

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has signed the N812.998bn 2017 Appropriation Bill into law, saying the money will be used to consolidate on the achievements recorded in the last 18 months and propel the state further into the path of prosperity.

The governor, who spoke on Monday at a brief ceremony to mark the event at the Lagos House, Ikeja, said the 2017 budget, christened, ‘Golden Jubilee Budget,’ was his administration’s contract with Lagosians to continue to build an all-inclusive economy.

Ambode commended the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, and members of the state House of Assembly for their speedy consideration and approval of the Appropriation Bill, which he presented on November 29, 2016 and was passed on January 3, 2017.

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