Health

Ogun Increases Budgetary Allocation for Health

Ogun State Government has earmarked 20 percent of its revised 2020 budget to the health sector as part of measures to sustain the fight against COVID-19.

The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, stated this during a Virtual Consultative Meeting on Year 2020 Revised Budget, organized by the Ministry of Budget and Planning, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Governor Abiodun also announced that provision had been made for critical sectors, including education, infrastructure, environment and security. 

The governor reiterated that his administration would continue to intensify efforts towards curbing the spread of the virus, pointing out that expenditure such as personnel emoluments, monthly running costs and other related expenses could not be waived by the government. 

Governor Abiodun said his administration was committed to ensuring a realistic budget that would meet the needs of the people.

Bolanle Adesida

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