Abiodun to Submit 2021 Spending Estimates to Lawmakers Today



By Kayode Fasua

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, will today present the state 2021 budget to the state House of Assembly.

The Appropriation Bill tagged: ‘Budget of Recovery and Sustainability’, will highlight the key sectors and budgetary allocations for rapid development of the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, in a statement, said the presentation would afford the governor the opportunity to highlight some major achievements of his government so far, and how it intended to chart a new course for the state in the coming year.

According to him, “Already, the government has made infrastructure, security, healthcare, education and the economy, especially youth development and agriculture, its major pillars, and scored high in taming COVID-19 in 2020.”

He quoted the governor as saying that his administration would remain committed to encouraging inclusiveness in the development of the state.

“To this end, we shall not waiver in allowing participation of the private sector in our development agenda.

“Everybody is a stakeholder-private individuals as well as corporate bodies and religious organisations, and they will determine the direction of the infrastructural and economic growth of the state collectively.

“We wish to assure all public-spirited persons, politicians and business organisations that are interested in supporting us to do so.

“They should channel their goodwill to appropriate government agencies for proper coordination in order to ensure rapid and even development of all parts of the state, both in terms of physical and human development.

“We welcome the private sector and individuals interested in siting projects or contribute to the rehabilitation, reconstruction or construction of infrastructural facilities to obtain clearance from the government to ensure there is no duplication of efforts with regards to their projects and programmes,” the governor stated.

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