By Johnpaul Anih, 8-12-2020
The Enugu state government on Monday, 7th December, 2020 engaged the citizens of the state towards the preparation of the budget of the state for 2021 fiscal year.
The event which was organized by the state’s Ministry of Budget and Planning was held at Nike Lake Resort, Enugu.
Speaking at the event, the Governor, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said that the event which is centered on consultation of relevant stakeholders is important because “consultations helps to engender support and decisions needs to be diligently implemented and there’s no greater support than consultation,”
On citizens engagement and input into the state government’s budget, the governor who was represented by his deputy, Chief Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo stated that; “As an administration that has responsive, inclusive and accountability governance and fiscal sustainability as key element of its development agenda, this is just a formality but a deliberate and sincere attempt to activate one of the key pillars of our governance style.