The Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Dr. Usoro Akpanusoh has expressed deep appreciation to the Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke for Finding him fit to Chair the House Committee.
Addressing assembly correspondents,Tuesday, shortly after the close of budget defence exercise for the day, the Esit-Eket/Ibeno representative said he appreciative of the speaker for giving him and members of the committee the opportunity to serve in that capacity, and assured of the preparedness of the House of Assembly to give the people of the state a budget that would meet their yearnings.
He warned that ministries, departments and parastatals that fail to participate in the budget defence exercise may as well forget about having a budget for their department in the 2016 fiscal year, as the House of Assembly will not have them passed.
Meanwhile, the budget defense exercise which commenced on Monday at the assembly conference room, continues today with more ministries, parastatal, and agencies of government expected to appear before the Finance and Appropriation committee to defend their estimates.