Owerri- The Imo government on Monday said it postponed the presentation of 2015 budget following the death of a lawmaker, Mrs Eudora Igwe.
This was made known by Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to Gov. Rochas Okorocha, in a statement to newsmen in Owerri.
Onwuemeodo said the budget would now be presented on Dec. 31.
He added that the postponement was to allow the House to conduct valedictory session for their deceased colleague.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that until her death, Igwe was representing Ideato North State Constituency.
NAN further reports that Igwe would be buried in her hometown on Dec. 30.
Onwuemeodo noted that “the leadership of the House and the Executive Governor, agreed to shift the scheduled 2015 budget presentation to Dec. 31 by 3 p.m. at the usual venue.’’
The special assistant said Gov. Okorocha had commiserated with the husband and the entire family and members of the assembly over the death.
He added that the governor expressed shock when he received the sad news of the death of the parliamentarian.
He said that “already the governor has directed that all state functions fixed for Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30, including the scheduled 2015 budget presentation be postponed, in honour of the late lawmaker.’’
The governor regretted that the legislator died when her services to both God and humanity were mostly needed, the special assistant noted.
He said Okorocha had urged the family and all those left behind to be consoled by the fact that as Christians, they would one day meet again to part no more. (NAN)