Gov Abiodun presents budget of ‘Recovery and Sustainability’

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The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun will tomorrow Wednesday December 2, 2020, at 10 am, present the state’s 2021 Budget to the State House of Assembly.

The Appropriation Bill tagged, ‘Budget of Recovery and Sustainability’, will highlight the key sectors and budgetary allocations for rapid development of the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Kunle Somorin in a statement, said the presentation would afford the Governor the opportunity to highlight some major achievements of his administration so far and “how it intends to chart a new course for the state in the coming year.”

“Already, the Government has made Infrastructure, Security, Healthcare, Education and the Economy, especially Youth Development and Agriculture its major pillars and scored high in taming coronavirus in 2020.”

Gov Abiodun said his administration would remain committed to encouraging inclusiveness in the development of the state.

He said, “To this end we shall not waver in allowing participation of the private sector in our development agenda. Everybody is a stakeholder – private individuals, corporate bodies and religious organisations – and they will determine the direction of infrastructural and economic growth of the state collectively.

“We wish to assure all public-spirited persons, politicians and business organisations that are interested in supporting us to do so. They should channel their goodwill to appropriate government agencies for proper coordination in order to ensure rapid and even development of all parts of the state, both in terms of physical and human development.”

Governor Abiodun added that his development plan for Ogun State “is anchored on the five pillars of ISEYA: infrastructure; social welfare and well-being; education; youth empowerment, culture and religion and; agriculture with private sector involvement in terms of both local and foreign direct investment plays a key role.”

The Governor gave assurance that all such public-spirited efforts shall be supported and the relevant agencies would fast-track the review in line with the best practices in the respective sector where they were deployed.

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