2021 Budget: Oyo Speaker Assures on Infrastructural Development
Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin has assured that the 2021 budget will be used to finance and implement projects specifically requested for by the people of the state.
This , the Speaker said was in line with the promise of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration to always get the inputs of communities and residents of the state on projects to be executed and included in the annual budget.
Mr. Ogundoyin gave the assurance while leading the Stakeholders Consultative meeting on year 2021 budget organized by the Oyo State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning in Igboora.
He explained that the first budget of the state Government was being used to finance and upgrade capital projects and infrastructures as well as pay salaries and gratuities among other things as requested by the people of the state during its consultations with them.
The Speaker assured the residents of Ibarapa land at the Stakeholders meeting that their requests which bother on rehabilitation of roads, upgrading of facilities in Schools , hospitals , stadiums and markets , adequate security, empowerment and support programs for farmers, artisans, traders and youth will be given priority in the budget.
Mr. Ogundoyin also announced that the Oyo State Government will soon commence the upgrading of Eruwa Farm settlement to Farm Estate, adding that the Project together with Akufo Farm Settlement are to serve as pilot schemes to develop other Farm Settlements across Oyo State.
The Oyo State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Adeniyi Farinto and the State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Seun Fakorede in their remarks said the meeting was aimed at ensuring all inclusive participation in the budget process as well as ensure that the right projects are executed at the right time and for the right people.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the Royal fathers, the Onilala of Lanlate, Oba Sunday Olusegun Oladejo who enjoined the State Government to consider increasing the welfare of traditional rulers in the 2021 budget urged Engr Seyi Makinde to include Ibarapa land in the Light Up Oyo project being executed by his administration.