2021 BUDGET:OGUN WILL RELY MORE ON IGR – GOV ABIODUN

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— Ogun East makes education, health, Infrastructure, Agriculture its priorities

Ogun state governor,Prince Dapo Abiodun has said that his administration in the coming year would rely more on state internal generated revenue, IGR , as its primary source of financing its budget before any other sources.

His administration,the governor said, would be mindful of the need to avoid unnecessary tax burden on its citizen.

Prince Abiodun who made this known at the virtual consultative meeting with the representative of the people of Ogun East Senatorial district at his office at oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on the 2021-2029 medium term Expenditure framework (MTEF) and 2021 budget, urged the people of the state to continue to support the present administration in the state by discharging their duties.

“Despite the steep decline s in revenue from the federation account, we shall rely more on our internal generated revenue from OGIRS and other revenue sources. In this regard, we have strengthened the OGIRS including the recent appointment of a seasoned Professional as the chairman.

“While being mindful of the need to avoid unnecessary burden on our citizens , we appealed to them to continue to support us by discharging their Civic duties in our joint task of building the state of our future together. We shall continue to give priority to capital project investiment in Education, Health, and Infrastructure sector” he said.

During the virtual meeting, Gov. Abiodun enumerated some of the road constructed by his administration : Awa-ilaporu- Ibadan Express Road, Hospital Road, Sagamu , Bright fashion street, Sagamu,ijebu-ode, Epe, Sagamu-ore interchange flyover in ijebu-ode-odogbolu among others. He added that hospitals, especially Primary health care centres, Schools and other Infrastructure projects were also given due attention.

Speaking earlier, the Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Hon. Olaolu Olambimtan said the aim of the administration was to eliminate poverty in the state. He lauded the people for their valuable support which has led to tremendous improvement on various sector.

The Commissioner for Finance and chief economic Adviser to the governor, Mr.Dapo Okubadejo in his remarks, described this year as the most chanllenging on the economy of the State, noting that government would look inward for quick recovery of all sectors.

Some of the participants which included Youth and women groups, religious leaders, elder statesmen and women and labour leaders, who contributed at the meeting called for the creation of more Jobs, execution of more capital projects and empowerment of the Youth and women in the coming fiscal years.

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