By Mojisola Oladele
Osun State House of Assembly, OSHA, says the Osun State 2024 Appropriation Bill when implemented would reduce the poverty amongst residents to the barest minimum.
The 2024 Appropriation Bill would also revitalize the economy of the state and meet the yearnings of the people of the state.
The Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Mr. Olumide Fatunmise gave the assurance while delivering the report of the two-week budget defence exercises during plenary presided by the Speaker, Prince Adewale Egbedun.
Mr. Fatunmise advised that all available means must be explored to generate more Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, enjoined the Osun State Internal Revenue Agency to work in close relationship with other revenue generating agencies, heads of ministries and agencies to compliment the activities of field officers in tax collection amongst other recommendations.
He explained that 89 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs in the state appeared before the OSHA during the budget defence exercise.
Mr. Fatunmise commended the speaker and other relevant stakeholders for the giving the Committee on Finance and Appropriation an enabling environment to attain a successful budget defence exercise.
In separate remarks, the other legislators including; Mr. Abiola Awoyeye, Prince Adewunmi Adeyemi, Mr. Simeon Popoola and Mr. Laide Ajibola commended the committee for the diligent work done.
Meanwhile, the majority leader, Mr. Kofoworola Adewunmi moved the motion for the adoption of the report and seconded by member representing Ife East State Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Mr. Olumide Fatunmise.
Radio Nigeria Correspondent, Mojisola Oladele reports that the legislators also dissolved to the Committee of Supply to make necessary corrections in the Osun 2024 Appropriation Bill.
It will recalled that the Appropriation Bill of over Two Hundred and Seventy-Three Billion naira which was christened “Budget of Reconstruction and Recovery” was laid before the House on 9th November by the governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke.