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Reps Receive Presidential Request To Extend 2023 Budget Implementation To June 2024

Reps Receive Presidential Request To Extend 2023 Budget Implementation To June 2024

The House of Representatives has received a correspondence from President Bola Tinubu seeking approval for the extension of the period for the implementation of the capital component of the 2023 appropriation Act from March 31, 2024, to June 30, 2024.

House Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas who read the letter at the commencement of the day's plenary said the president also asked the House to extend the implementation of the supplementary appropriation act from March 31, 2024, to June 30, 2024. He said the extension became necessary to ensure that the provisions of the two acts were fully implemented.

The House also urged the National Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials and first aid care to the victims of flooding in Makoko and Otumara Communities in Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency of Lagos State.m just as it urged the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to immediately commence rehabilitation of the damaged roads in Makoko and Otumara.

The resolution by the House is sequel to a motion entitled: Devastating flood and erosion in Makoko and Otumara communities raised during plenary by Hon. Moshood Oshun, member representing Lagos Mainland federal constituency, Lagos State.
Hon. Oshun noted that the impacts of flooding on socioeconomic outcomes and community development have become perturbing, especially as low-income areas and overcrowded communities are more vulnerable to the rapidly escalating phenomenon.

The House also condemned the abuse and proliferation of Orphanage homes in country, urging the Federal Ministry of Health and Social welfare to interface with all thirty – six (36) States and the FCT for immediate and full compliance of the mandate of orphanage homes across the country.

The decision came after the adoption of a motion raised by Hon. Emerengwa Sunday, member representing Ikwere federal constituency, Rivers State who observed that most proprietors of orphanage homes often prioritize profit over their core mandate, thereby turning orphanages into baby factories where teenage girls are accommodated to produce babies which are sold and used for rituals and other heinous activities.

After deliberation on motions and Bills slated for the day's plenary, the House adjourned till April the 16th, this year.

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