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Ambode signs 2018 Lagos budget

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The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the state into law with a total budget size of N1.04tn.

The budget size comprised N347, 038, 938, 872.00 to be funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, and N699, 082, 242,808.00 to be funded from Development Fund for both capital and recurrent expenditure for the year ending December 31, 2018.

The governor also signed two bills into law – Consolidated Transport Sector Bill and the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission Bill.

The Transport Sector Law, 2018, provides for the development and management of a sustainable transport system in the state, as well as management and maintenance of transport infrastructure.

The Teaching Service Commission Law, 2018, provides for the control and management of teaching service matters in the state, and for connected purposes.

The budget is tagged, ‘Budget of Progress and Development.

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