By Mojisola Oladele
As the Budget defence exercise continues at the Osun State House of Assembly, the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Reverend Bunmi Jenyo says efforts are in top gear to give Aiyegbaju International Market a standard facelift.
Reverend Jenyo stated this during the ongoing exercise held at the Assembly Complex, Osogbo.
He explained that owners of locked-up shops in Aiyegbaju, Aje and New Orisumbare International Markets in the State capital had been contacted to open the shops for use else it would be withdrawn from them.
The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry stressed that plans were underway to construct a shopping mall in Aiyegbaju International Market, Osogbo to boost the business activities of the Market.
In his remarks, the Chairman House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Mr. Olumide Fatunmise emphasized the importance of Ministries, Departments and agencies doing well by working around the clock in actualizing the 2024 budget estimates.
Mr. Fatunmise called on the Ministry of Cooperative and Empowerment to
Engage more youths meaningfully in skills acquisition to reduce youth restiveness.
While reacting to the budget presented to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, lawmakers including; Mr. Laide Ajibola, Prince Adekunle Oladimeji, Prince Kasope Abolarin, Mr. Lawal Bamidele, Mr. Elisha Oderinwale, Mr. Abiodun Ibrahim and Mr. Waheed Ibrahim stressed the need for the Ministry of Rural Development and Community affairs to see the pressing plight of the dwellers of the rural communities.
They also called on the Osun State Sports Council to improve sports activities to generate more income for the State Government.
Ministry of Rural Affairs and Community Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Sports and Special Needs, Osun State Sports Council, Ministry of Cooperative and Empowerment and the Osun Micro Credit Agency appeared for the budget defence exercise.