The Hon. Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr. Kingsley Emu held a pre-budget dialogue with stakeholders in the state to discuss the 2019 budget. The stakeholders include MDAs, CSOs and community leaders.

The dialogue which held on Thursday, 12th July, 2018 was hosted at Olorogun Felix Ibru Secretariat, Asaba. It was the second leg of such meetings in preparation for the 2019 budget.

The objective of the continuous dialogue is to ensure that when the 2019 budget is ready after passing through these process, it can be owned by the people of the state as the people’s budget.

The Commissioner used the opportunity of the meeting to do a mini send-off ceremony for his outgoing Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ben Igo who will exit the civil service on 29th July, 2018 after a full cycle of meritorious service career.

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