Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration would rely more on the state’s Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, as the primary source of financing its budget next year.
Prince Abiodun made this known at the virtual consultative meeting with the representatives of the people of Ogun East Senatorial District on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and 2021 budget.
The governor pointed out that the state government would give utmost priority to education, health, agriculture and road infrastructure in next year’s budget.
While noting that the recent payment of the new minimum wage was in line with the agreement reached with labour unions, Governor Abiodun urged the labour unions in the state to be considerate in their demands at a time government was also struggling with finances.
The chairperson, Ogun State Association of Women Entrepreneurs, Mrs Oluwakemi Olude and her counterpart in the Women Support and Care Initiative, Dr Omolara Quadri called for the creation of more jobs, execution of more capital projects and empowerment of the youths and women in the coming fiscal year.