The controversy and intrigues that has dogged the year 2019 budget of Lagos State is yet to abate as there seem to be uncertainty as to the whereabouts of the Appropriation law passed by the state Assembly on April 29.
As at Friday last week, about two weeks after the passage of the budget by the Lagos State House of Assembly nobody is sure where the budget is.
The budget was passed on April 29 and the usual thing after passage on the floor is for the Clerk of the House to transmit a clean copy of the bill to the governor for assent as directed by the Speaker of the House.
But by Friday last week, two weeks after the budget was passed the governor was yet to sign or assent to the Appropriation law which will authorise the release of funds and commence its implementation.
The non signing of the law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has raised speculations in many quarters and among Lagosians as to what is stopping the governor from signing the budget which many believe has suffered unnecessary delays and subjected to unnnecessary controversies. Read more