As Seyi Makinde asks for reform before 2023, Kudos knocks. The budget, which was increased by N2,2 billion, was signed by Gov. Makinde at the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office in Agodi, Ibadan.
In his remarks on the occasion, Makinde said that the ‘Continuing Restructuring Budget’ would accommodate more state development projects, with a budget output of 70%.
He said it would improve the capacity of the state to adapt to economic challenges, and that his administration would do what is required to achieve its fiscal sustainability.
Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde commended the state legislature for the effort put into the process to ensure the government completed the budget passage on time.
He denied the allegation that the budget was ‘padded’ by the lawmakers, noting that they had a right to review it upwards.
The Governor assured the state that the year 2021 would see many infrastructure projects started by his administration is completed.
He said that his administration would continue to be innovative to ensure that the budget achieved its projected performance.
The deputy governor, Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun; and Speaker, State of Assembly, Mr. Debo Ogundoyin; were among the state functionaries that witnessed the signing of the budget.
The Oyo State Gov. Seyi Makinde had presented the budget to the state House of Assembly on November 24, which passed on December 18.