2023 Budget Will Speak The Voices of The People – Oyo SSG

The Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun, on Monday, declared that the year 2023 budget will speak the voices of the people in the State.

She stated this while addressing the people at the Stakeholders Consultative Engagement Meeting on Year 2023 Budget for Oyo State held at Akinyele Local Government Secretariat, Moniya.

Speaking further, She explained that the budget preparation for each year has been a bottom-to-top approach system since the inception of the Governor Seyi Makinde’s led administration.

While saying that the present administration has proven that the voices of the people matter largely in the budget preparation, she noted that the current administration has recorded notable achievements in different sectors.

She, however, concluded that with the support of the people and their prayers for Governor Seyi Makinde, his administration will continue to put the people first.

In his remarks, the Honourable Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musibau Babatunde, noted that planning is necessary for everything, and budget inclusive, adding that
Government will not do anything outside of the budget.

He said: “This is why the Government has taken it upon itself to move round the 7 political zones of the State; to ask for the needs of the people so that the year 2023 can be planned in this regard.”

He assured the people not to withhold their support for this administration as all the promises yet to be fulfilled will still be fulfilled.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Planning, Tpl Ajibola Ademola, commended the people for their support so for this administration so far, adding that the Government cannot do it alone.

“Government cannot do everything alone and that is why we have come to meet you to ask for what you need. The year 2023 budget is a budget of transparency and reliability,” He noted.

He assured the people that their requests will be adequately represented in the budget come 2023.

The Chairman of Akinyele Local Government, Hon. Taoheed Jimoh Adedigba, also the host Chairman, appreciated Governor Seyi Makinde’s Government for its notable achievements in Akinyele Local Government which includes the re-construction of Sasa Market, reconstruction of Moniya/Iseyin road, siting of Amotekun Corps office under Akinyele Local Government and a host of other achievements in the Local Government area.

He, therefore, urged the Government to let the year 2023 budget be in favour of greater developmental projects across the State, with specific attention to the reconstruction of Ojoo-Oritanerin-Igbooloyin road, Onikainkain bridge and other projects in need of Government’s attention in the Local Government area.

Speaking on behalf of the Royal Fathers across the 6 Local Government under Ibadan Greater City, the Alakinyele of Akinyele, Oba James Oluyemi appreciated the Government for its achievements in all the 6 Local Governments, adding that the street light project be extended from Akinyele to Onidundun, Iroko and Fiditi.

He added that Ijaye has been without electricity for about 9years now and the Government should please look into this.

The meeting was attended by relevant Stakeholders from the 6 Local Governments under Ibadan Greater Cities which include Akinyele Local Government, Egbeda, Ona-Ara, Ido, Lagelu, and Oluyole Local Government.

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2023 Budget: Oyo Zone Hails Makinde for Making Their Voices Count

The People of Oyo zone on Thursday, hailed Governor Seyi Makinde led administration for caring for them along in decision-making by constantly seeking their opinions before any budget preparation.

The former Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, Chief Bisi Ilaka stated this during the Stakeholders’ Consultative Engagement Meeting on the Year 2023 Budget for Oyo State, held on Thursday at Atiba hall, Oyo Town.

Ilaka who appreciated Governor Seyi Makinde’s led administration on behalf of the people of Oyo Zone, lauded the idea behind the engagement meetings, saying the idea is a welcome idea.

He explained that there has been a holistic approach to the engagement meetings since it is inception when the present administration came on board.

This is because during the interaction, things that the Local Government, the State Government and the Legislators at the Federal level will attend to usually emanate.

While appreciating Governor Seyi Makinde on behalf of the people of Oyo Zone, Archbishop Ayo Ladigbolu, said Makinde is a man that turns tears into laughter.

He said the engagement Meeting which was started by his administration has been beneficial to the people because it gives them a voice and a sense of participation.

It added that their voices are being effectively heard because some of their demands are being carried out and the results are evident for all to see, saying this is a major difference between the previous administration and the present administration.

He therefore on behalf of the Community Development Council from the Four Local Government in Oyo Zone which comprises Oyo West, Oyo East, Atiba and Afijio, called on the present administration to see to the completion of Atiba FM, as the previous Government failed to achieve its completion.

The Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, who also doubles as the representative of Governor Seyi Makinde in Oyo Zone stated that as part of efforts to make a transparent, participatory budget, and to provide feedback to the people on the performance of the current budget, this is why the Ministry was directed by Governor Seyi Makinde to liaise with the people.
According to him, this will allow everyone to be included in the year 2023 budget.

Professor Musibau Babatunde further lauded the achievements of Governor Seyi Makinde in the Oyo Zone which includes but are not limited to; the construction of Ultra Modern Akesan Market, Rehabilitation of Sabo-Gedu Oroki road, the ongoing Atiba University and Atiba FM, the ongoing construction of Silo project for the storage of farm produce, and the proposed construction of 5km roads in each LGs under the RAAMP project. Security is also not left out, with the recruitment and fortification of Amotekun. He promised that the things yet to be achieved in the current budget can still be achieved before the year runs out.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Tpl Ajibola Ademola stated that the Government does not want to do it alone, hence the reason for engaging the people.

He added that Governor Seyi Makinde intends to do a budget for total poverty eradication in the State, with a promise that all their demands will be adequately represented in the year 2023 budget.

 

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2023 Budget Will Engender Even Distribution of Resources For All – Oyo CoS, Ogunwuyi Vows

The Chief of Staff to Governor Seyi Makinde, Hon Segun Ogunwuyi, on Wednesday, promised that the year 2023 budget will allow for even distribution of resources across the State.

He made the promise at the Stakeholders meeting on year 2023 budget preparation for Oyo State, which held at Ogbomoso South Local Government Secretariat, Ogbomoso zone of Oyo State.

Honorable Ogunwuyi maintained that Governor Seyi Makinde is a man of his word that always fulfils all his promises, saying this has helped his administration in achieving a lot in all sectors of the State, particularly in Ogbomoso zone.

According to him, on Education, Governor Seyi Makinde promised that his administration will take the sole ownership of LAUTECH, and, today, it is a reality.

The zone has also witnessed renovation and completion of Model Schools with the state-of- the-art facilities in them and also the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staffs.

He further explained that the RAAMP project, which will commence in earnest, will capture Oriire, Ogooluwa and Surulere Local Governments.

He promised that the talk and do Governor will see to all their requests for the 2023 budget and will be adequately represented.

In his opening remarks, the Honorable Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musibau Babatunde, charged the people of Ogbomoso zone to have trust and believe in the government of Governor Seyi Makinde and also continue to pray for the success of his administration.

In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Tpl Ajibola Ademola, who tagged the year 2023 budget ‘a budget of even distribution of resources’ noted that resources of the State will be evenly distributed among everyone.

He further said strict discipline will be ensured to allow what the people want be put in the budget.

While giving his goodwill message, the Olugbon of Orilegbon, Oba Francis Alao admonished the Government to ensure that all the promises made in the current budget are fulfilled before the year runs out.

He pledged his support for the second term bid of Governor Seyi Makinde, noting that he has done his best to a certain level in all sectors, particularly with the payment of salaries compared to what was obtained in other States in Nigeria.

The meeting was attended by relevant stakeholders from the 5 Local Government areas of the Ogbomoso zone and other stakeholders including artisans, farmers, Civil Society Organizations, representatives of market men and women and religious leaders.

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We ‘ll Commence Rehabilitation of RAAMP Project Soon -Oyo Govt

Oyo State Government on Tuesday, declared its readiness to commence the rehabilitation of rural road through the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) project immediately the rainy season stop.
The Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hon. Adeniyi Adebisi, who spoke at the Stakeholders’ Consultative Engagement Meeting on the Year 2023 Budget, held at Saki Township Hall, Oyo State, said the State has secured financial support from development partners for rural roads, agro logistics, market and industrial hubs.
Adebisi explained that when the roads are completed it would contribute and provide direct and indirect jobs for the teeming population in the State.
He maintained that the task of building a virile Oyo State is the responsibility of everyone that cannot only be left for the Government, saying that all hands must be on desk in taking the State to greater height.
He said: At the end of this year raining season, we will commence the rehabilitation of rural road through the RAAMP project as we have secured financial support from our development partners for rural roads, agro logistics, market and industrial hubs.
“This is apart from our investment in the rehabilitation of Fashola Agri-Business

Industrial Hub and Eruwa Agri-Business Industrial Hub which upon their completion will contribute and provide direct and indirect jobs for our teeming population.”
“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, the modest progress we have made so far would not have been possible without you. Let me use this opportunity to assure you that we not only remain undeterred in the execution of laudable and impactful programmes and projects, but will work assiduously to ensure that all on-going projects come to a successful completion.”
“We thank you all for sharing our vision of growing the State’s economy and improving the quality of life of our people as encapsulated in the Roadmap for Accelerated Development 2019 to 2023. The task of building a virile Oyo State is the responsibility of everyone and we renew the call to every citizen to join hands with Government on this herculean task”.
“I also solicit your understanding for the inconvenience currently being experienced as a result of the ongoing infrastructural projects especially the reconstruction of bridges across the State. This temporary discomfort will soon give way to lasting happiness as all projects will be completed very soon.”
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Prof. Musibau Babatunde said that nothing can be done outside the budget of a State, hence there is a need for the engagement of different Stakeholders in the budget preparation, so as to incorporate them into the budget.
He, therefore, assured the people of the zone that their requests will be adequately represented in the year 2023 budget.
Similarly, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Tpl Ademola Ajibola, noted there is a need for stakeholder engagement, in order to give room for a holistic approach to budget preparation in the State.
He said the budget has tagged the budget of total involvement and reliability, saying people should have total trust in the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde.
In his contribution, the Okere of Saki, Oba Khalid Olabisi lauded the Governor for delivering good governance, building infrastructure and for defending the interest of the residents of the State.
He maintained that they are proud of the Governor over his massive achievements in office over the last three years.
“We thank your administration for the massive and unprecedented developments in Oke Ogun since this Government came into office in 2019.We appreciate the Governor on that larger scale, because Oyo State has witnessed tremendous progress under this Government. As traditional rulers, we want the continuity on what you have started three years ago.

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Ibarapa Zone Declares Support for Makinde’s Second Term Bid

…as Govt promises more developmental projects for the zone

The people of Ibarapa zone of Oyo State has pledged their full support for the re-election of Governor Seyi Makinde come 2023.

The people of Ibarapa zone of Oyo State has pledged their 100% support for the re-election for second term of Governor Seyi Makinde come 2023.

The people from the zone stated this on Thursday, at the Stakeholders’s Consultative Engagement Meeting on Year 2023 Budget preparation held at Ayete Ibarapa zone.

Speaking at the meeting, the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor, ,Hon.Ademola, appreciated the present administration under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde for the achievements already recorded in Ibarapa Zone and promised that more will come to the zone to make it overtake other zones in the records of achievements.

Speaking on behalf of the Royal Fathers from Ibarapa zone, the Olu of Igboora, HRM Oba Jimoh Titiloye appreciated the efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde in Ibarapa zone, charging him to further consolidate on his achievements in the zone.

In his remarks, the Honourable Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musibau Babatunde assured the people of Ibarapa zone that all their requests will be adequately represented in the year 2023 budget.

He added that the Governor highly appreciates the massive support from the zone and as a matter of fact, Ibarapa zone is the second home of the Governor.

Second Day, Stakeholders’ Consultative Engagement Meeting on Year 2023 Budget for the three Local Government under Ibarapa zone which,includes Ibarapa East, Ibarapa Central, and Ibarapa North, was attended by different Stakeholders such as the Civil Society Organisations, Artisans, Market leaders, Physically Challenged, Farmers, Religious bodies, etc.

 

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2023 Budget: We‘ll Continue To Run An Open and Inclusive Government- Oyo-Acting Governor

…as Oyo govt holds Stakeholders’ Consultative Meeting
The Acting Governor, Oyo State, Barrister Bayo Lawal, on Wednesday, led top government functionaries and other stakeholders to host the third edition of the state’s inclusive budget initiative, where he said in the last three years, the present administration has been running an open and inclusive government.

Lawal, who spoke at the Budget Consultative Forum, held at the international conference centre, the university of Ibadan, ahead of the 2023 Budget said the government will always involve citizens in the budgetary process.
Lawal, who spoke at the Budget Consultative Forum, held at the international conference centre, the university of Ibadan, ahead of the 2023 Budget said the government will always involve citizens in the budgetary process.

He explained that the government had a total budget of N294.5Billion and allocated One Hundred and Fifty-Six Billion, One Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-One Naira (N156,000,136,971.00) into the economy through investments in infrastructure and ensuring that people have higher purchasing power.

According to him, For the first time, our capital expenditure at 52.97% is more than our recurrent expenditure while we have maintained a lower recurrent expenditure to capital expenditure ratio. For the 2022 fiscal year, our recurrent expenditure is One Hundred and Thirty-Eight Billion, Five Hundred and Sixteen Million, Three Hundred and Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Six Naira (N138, 516,308,136.00). This represents 47.3% of our total budget. As with the 2021 budget we used the tenets of the Federation’s Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP) and other development aspirations as our guide.

Lawal explained that the government would continue to deliver promises on massive infrastructural development that will cut across the state, saying the present administration has embarked on various capital projects beneficial to the people in the past three years.

He hinted that the government has constructed 56 Model Schools in three years, while it has also completed the renovation of 299 Primary Health Care Centres in its drive to ensure the existence of at least one functional PHC in each of the 351 Electoral Wards of the state.

He noted that the government has approved the recruitment of additional 500 corps into the State Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Amotekun, adding that the exercise will enhance Amotekun’s performance and further deepen the security architecture of the state.

Lawal added that in the current fiscal arrangement, the state had a total budget of N294.5Billion, out of which, it allocated One Hundred and Fifty-Six Billion, One Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-One Naira (N156,000,136,971.00) into the economy through investments in infrastructure.

He said: Today presents another clear opportunity to make good our commitment to the democratic norm of running a people-centred Government. We have in the last three years demonstrated that an open and inclusive Government is not only desirable but very possible. This is the fourth series of stakeholders consultative and engagement meetings we have had with our people in keeping our promise to always involve them in the budgetary process and set your input whenever we are processing the state budget.
“No doubt, the town hall meetings, one of the many platforms of our engagement and consultation with the people, has produced positive outcomes and are expedient in providing perceptive ideas with valuable recommendations on how to serve our people better. We are indeed encouraged and motivated by your various contributions at the previous Town Hall Meetings held across the seven geo-political zones of the State in the last three years.

This time around, and in line with our tradition, we are embarking on another round of Town Hall Meetings to give Stakeholders the opportunity to contribute to the direction of the Year 2023 budget. It is our fervent hope that these interactions will bring you on board the opportunity to voice your concerns and preferences, while we shall continue to update you on our policies, programmes and plans. We assure you that your opinions will significantly impact our future activities.

Since the assumption of office three years ago, this administration has progressed significantly with the tasks of transforming the State from poverty to prosperity. In the current fiscal arrangement, we had a total budget of N294.5Billion, out of which, we allocated One Hundred and Fifty-Six Billion, One Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-One Naira (N156,000,136,971.00) into our economy through investments in infrastructure and ensuring that our people have higher purchasing power. For the first time, our capital expenditure at 52.97% is more than our recurrent expenditure while we have maintained a lower recurrent expenditure to capital expenditure ratio. For the 2022 fiscal year, our recurrent expenditure is One Hundred and Thirty-Eight Billion, Five Hundred and Sixteen Million, Three Hundred and Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Six Naira (N138, 516,308,136.00). This represents 47.3% of our total budget. As with the 2021 budget we used the tenets of the Federation’s Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP) and other development aspirations as our guide.

He said at the end of this year’s rainy season, the government will commence the rehabilitation of rural roads through the RAAMP project and secure financial support from the development partners for rural roads, agro logistics, and market and industrial hubs.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musbau Babatunde, said the programme was a further attestation to the all-inclusive nature of governance under the present administration in Oyo State and its resolve to enshrine the principle of equity and participatory approach to governance.

Babatunde stated that a stakeholder meeting of such nature was a genuine platform where all opinions would not only be explored but would be critically examined for the growth and development of the State, stressing that having a people-oriented budget has always been the priority of the Makinde administration.

The programme was attended by Government officials, the traditional institution, Civil Society Organizations, and Stakeholders from all the Local Governments that make up Ibadan City.

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Budget Must Be Inclusive, Says Oyo Acting Governor

The acting Governor of Oyo State, Barrister Adebayo Abdul-raheem Lawal has disclosed that the issue of budget is a very serious matter that everyone need to gather to address pertinent issues, MOUTHPIECE NGR reports.

He explained that there are two ways to prepare a budget by firstly putting facilities in place so that infrastructure can follow.

Lawal, who stated this on Wednesday at stakeholders’ consultative engagement meeting on year 2023 budget for Oyo State at Gamaniel Onosode Hall, International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, added that it is true to say that people must be involved in the budget preparation process.

According to him, doing so is recommended in economics. Additionally, inclusivity calls for letting the public know what the government is doing to help them and allowing them to contribute, no matter how broad the plan may be.

“I am quite happy that today would serve as the exercise’s official launch and that it will be conducted in several Oyo State zones. This is not the first time we have taken the serious step of integrating our people in budget planning.

“This is the fourth series of stakeholders consultative and engagement meetings we have had with our people in keeping our promise to always involve them in the budgetary process and set your input whenever we are processing the state budget.”

“No doubt, the town hall meetings, one of the many platforms of our engagement and consultation with the people, has produced positive outcomes and is expedient in providing perceptive ideas with valuable recommendations on how to serve our people better. We are indeed encouraged and motivated by your various contributions at the previous Town Hall Meetings held across the seven geo-political zones of the State in the last three years.”

“This time around, and in line with our tradition, we are embarking on another round Town Hall Meetings to give stakeholders the opportunity to contribute towards the direction of the Year 2023 budget. It is our fervent hope that these interactions will bring on board the opportunity to voice your concerns and preferences, while we shall continue to update you on our policies, programmes and plans. We assure you that your opinions will significantly impact our future activities.”

“Since the assumption of office three years ago, this administration has progressed significantly with the tasks of transforming the State from poverty to prosperity. In the current fiscal arrangement, we had a total budget of N294.5Billion, out of which, we allocated One Hundred and Fifty-Six Billion, One Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-One Naira (N156,000,136,971.00) into our economy through investments in infrastructure and ensuring that our people have higher purchasing power. For the first time, our capital expenditure at 52.97% is more than our recurrent expenditure while we have maintained a lower recurrent expenditure to capital expenditure ratio. For the 2022 fiscal year, our recurrent expenditure is One Hundred and Thirty-Eight Billion, Five Hundred and Sixteen Million, Three Hundred and Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Six Naira (N138, 516,308,136.00). This represents 47.3% of our total budget. As with the 2021

budget we used the tenets of the Federation’s Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP) and other development aspirations as our guide.”

ACHIEVEMENTS;

On the various infrastructural and developmental projects embarked upon, executed and implemented between the last quarters of 2021 till date. I am happy to inform you that a good number of these projects are either on-going or nearing completion, completed and commissioned.

Security:

On security, crime rate in the state has been on decline as we continue to equip all the security agencies in the State. We have procured and handed over additional 100 operational vehicles to Amotekun and these have been deployed to the 33 Local Government Areas of the State.

We have also commenced the recruitment of additional 500 personnel into the Oyo State Amotekun and the process is almost completed and successful recruits will be trained and deployed to all the local government areas. The Operation Burst security outfit is also being fully supported to enhance their operations.

We are also providing logistic and operational supports to security agencies in the State. With all these supports and intervention, I can considerably tell you that today, our farmers in Oke-Ogun and Ibarapa zones who had hitherto abandon their farms due to security challenges have returned back to various farmland.

Education:

This administration has continued to improve significantly in education. We have completed the construction of model schools bringing the total number of model schools completed to 56 since this government assumed office 3 years ago.

We are also rehabilitating a number of schools as well as providing infrastructures such as institutional materials to our schools.

Health:

In fulfilment of our promise of ensuring at least one standard primary health care centre (PHC) in each of the 351 wards in the State, we have rehabilitated and upgraded 299 PHCs across the State while the remaining 52 PHCs will be upgraded and equipped before the end of this first term.

Upon our assumption of office, we introduce and commenced free health care mission to the indigent and less privileged people in the State. So far, we have over a million beneficiaries.

Infrastructure:

We have continued to deliver on our promises on massive infrastructural development that will cut across the State. This administration has embarked on various capital projects that are beneficial to the people in past three years. These include:

  • Re-modelling of the Adamasingba Sports Complex, completion of the reconstruction of Moniya – Iseyin Road.
  • Completion of the construction of General Gas Bridge, Akobo.
  • Completion of construction of 5.2km Asipa-Oroki – Gedu – Sabo Road
  • Completion of construction of 9.7km Saki Township Road
  • Completion of construction of 44.70km Saki – Ogbooro – Igboho Road
  • Completion of construction and commissioned of two bus Terminal bus at Ojoo and Challenge, Ibadan
  • Ongoing Reconstruction of 21km New Ife Express Road to Alakia Airport
  • Construction of LAUTECH Under G. Road, Ogbomoso
  • Rehabilitation of12.5km Challenge – Odo Ona Elewe Road Sections 1&2, Ibadan
  • Expansion of 4km Beere – Alekuso – Oritamerin – Agbeni – Ogunpa – Lebanon Street, Ibadan
  • Ongoing construction/expansion of 7.85km Apata – Bembo – Olosan Road with spur at Akala Ways
  • Ongoing Reconstruction of Isaba – Ogundoyin Road, Eruwa
  • Ongoing Reconstruction of the 76.7km Ogbomoso – Fapote – Iseyin Road.
  • Ongoing Reconstruction of Brigdes and Culverts of the first section of 110km Ibadan Circular Road
  • The newly award of contract for the reconstruction of of 48km Omi Adio – Ido – Eruwa Road
  • Other Projects include the ongoing contract for the installation of mini-grid and energy project in Ogbomoso South , Atiba, Ona-Ara and Iwajowa local government areas. It is also pertinent to mention the on-going construction of a two bay permanent fire station in Atiba, Atiba Local Government and Igboora, Ibarapa local government area.

The lists are endless as we have also provided over 280 kilometre of public lighting through the ‘Light-up Oyo’ Project across the State.

“At the end of this year raining season, we will commence the rehabilitation of rural road through the RAAMP project as we have secured financial support from our development partners for rural roads, agro logistics, market and industrial hubs. This is apart from our investment in the rehabilitation of Fashola Agri-Business Industrial Hub and Eruwa Agri-Business Industrial Hub which upon their completion will contribute and provide direct and indirect jobs for our teeming population, he said.

 

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Oyo Sensitizes Workers on 2022 Budget Implementation

The Oyo State Government has embarked on a Three-Day Workshop for Ministries, Department and Agencies, (M.D.As‘) on alignment of National Chart of Account (N.C.O.A), which encompasses budgetary and accounting processes, as the 2022 fiscal year approaches.

 The workshop, which commenced on Monday was organized by the Oyo State’s Ministry of Budget and Economic planning, came weeks after town-hall meetings were held in seven geo-political zones of the State, which recorded the attendance of critical stakeholders, for citizens’ engagement in public policies and Government’s activities.

 While declaring the training session open at the Ibadan Business School, the Secretary to the State Government, Olubanwo Adeosun, through the Special Assistant on Budget and Economic Planning to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Babatunde Musbau, lauded the stakeholders engagement style in the implementation of projects in the State.

 Musbau described the N.C.O.A as a concrete platform for effective budget preparation as he claimed that the chart addresses budgeting, accounting and analysis of all Government transactions in the three tiers of Government, namely executive, legislative and the judiciary.

 He stated that the State administration has re-engineered the socio-economic infrastructure to boost economic viability through Internally Generated Revenue, which the State Government is determined to increase from its sectors.

 In his address to participants from Ministries, Department and Agencies during the Training-session, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Economic Planning, Oluwaseyi Ogunsanya, asserted that the workshop was designed to equip the workforce  with adequate skills and knowledge for budget preparation.

 Ogunsanya added that the training was borne out of the need to prepare a budget in conformity with global best practices, for development of critical projects and infrastructures, to attain better improvement of standard of living. 

 While welcoming participants to the training session, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Economic planning, Mofoluke Adebiyi, described the training as an important activity towards reform that would occur in the public service soon. 

 Mofoluke Adebiyi also described the N.C.O.A as an intensive process for overall understanding of budget’s preparation, as she claimed that balancing is required in all accounting processes.

Facilitator of the sensitization programme, Ayuba Onifade, explained the features of the N.C.O.A to include, flexibility for easy generation of financial reports of the budget which refers to an estimate of income and expenditure for a particular period of time.

 

Signed:

Dr. Bunmi Babalola,

Permanent Secretary,

Oyo State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism,

Ibadan.

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Oyo To Construct 500,000 Litres Capacity Aviation Fuel Facility

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has revealed plans to construct a 500,000 litres capacity aviation fuel facility at the Ibadan Airport.

The Governor disclosed this in his keynote address at the stakeholders town hall meeting on citizens engagement on the 2022 budget held at Ibarapa East Local Government Secretariat Hall, Eruwa on Thursday

The Governor, who was represented by the Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin noted that the construction of the fuel facility is necessary to improve the standard of the airport.

He stated that the project would be one of the numerous projects just awarded and about to commence in the State, adding that some projects were already in the completion stage and will soon be commissioned.

“Other projects include: the installation of Mini-Grid Energy Projects in Ogbomosho south, Atiba, Ona-Ara and Iwajowa LGAs; construction of Isaba-Ogundoyin road Eruwa; construction and rehabilitation of Iseyin-Oyo road, construction of two-bay permanent fire stations at Atiba and Ibarapa LGAs, amongst others.

“The remodeling of Lekan Salami Stadium Adamasingba, reconstruction of Oyo township road, reconstruction of Saki-Ogbono-Igboho road, construction of pilot farm estates at Eruwa, Akufo and Fashola as well as the light up Oyo State Phase 2.”

He urged Oyo State citizens to be involved in the year 2022 budget planning, in order to record many achievements that will be beneficial to the people of Oyo State.

Also, the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin on behalf of the Governor of Oyo State, appreciated those that attended the meeting and expressed their minds on what they wanted the Government to do for them, as he said this was essential in other to help the Government to know the right area to channel resources to have a better Oyo State and promised that the Government will fulfill all promises and request of the citizens.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs. Mofoluke Adebiyi said that the current administration’s open Government initiative is aimed at strengthening civic voices, demonstrating the responsiveness of Government system and promoting the interest of all citizens.

She declared that the last two years have witnessed a tremendous change in the inclusion and participation of citizens in governance through budget development and implementation.

 

Signed:

Dr. Bunmi Babalola,

Permanent Secretary,

Oyo State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism,

Ibadan.

 

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Oyo Boosts Portable Water Production with 1,194 Metric Tonnes of Aluminium Sulfate

The Oyo State Government has procured 1,194 metric tonnes of aluminium sulfate at the cost of #400million to boost production of portable water in the State.

This was disclosed by the State Governor at the second stakeholders engagement on the 2022 budget, organized by the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning on Friday at Akinyele Local Government award hall in Ibadan.

Governor Abiodun Seyi Makinde who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun in his keynote address, promised the people of the State that he would not renege on his promise to carry out the will of the people for a better society.

He highlighted some major projects that have been approved based on the will of the good people, ranging from construction of two-bay permanent fire stations at Atiba and Ibarapa Central Local Government areas, Oyo-Iseyin road reconstruction, the Light Up Oyo project amongst others, adding that N400 million was spent on the purchase of 1,194 metric tonnes of aluminium sulfate to boost the production of potable water in the State.

The Governor enjoined the people of the State to speak out their minds on what they want from the current administration, so as to include them in the 2022 budget, as the administration has this has become the policy guide of the Government.

“The stakeholder engagement is to gather the array of needs of the people and make them the programmes of Government, like we have always been saying, this is a people-centered administration that is focused on making policies, programmes and activities that are driven by the needs of the people.

“We are communicating directly with the people that put us in power to drive Governance and we must do it according to their wish and aspiration, the projects highlighted are in accordance with the demands made by the people and in relation to the available resources, we will continue to do this and we have seen that it is the best form of communicating with the people.”

In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Physical Planning, Mrs. Mofoluke Adebiyi made it known to the good people that the current administration open Government’s initiative was aimed at strengthening civic voices and demonstration of responsive Government system in order to promote the interest of all citizens, explaining further that the last two years witnessed a tremendous change in the inclusion and participation of citizens in budget development and implementation .

Meanwhile, representatives from different Local Government areas at the event appreciated what they called the good work of the current administration, while they expressed their demands, especially in the areas of road construction, rehabilitation of more moribund companies, improvement of health facilities, improvement of agricultural growth and rehabilitation of security posts.

Dignitaries at the meeting include market men and women, artizans, traditional rulers, youths representatives, non-governmental organizations, civil societies, among others.

 

Signed:

Dr. Bunmi Babalola,

Permanent Secretary,

Oyo State Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism,

Ibadan.

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