2020 Budget To Focus On Beneficial Projects -Abiodun - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, November 25, 2019

2020 Budget To Focus On Beneficial Projects -Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured that 2020 Budget will focus on projects and programmes that would bring more development and create prosperity for the people of the State.


Abiodun who gave the assurance on Monday  at the Oba's Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, while declaring open the State Treasury Board meeting, added that this was in tandem with his administration's "Building Our Future Together" agenda.

"The expenditure is going to be targeted at programmes and projects, aimed at continued development of our State and creating more prosperity for to people. In doing this, we will be achieving the mission of our administration, as embodied in the Building our Future Together Agenda," he said.

He also urged Civil Servants to device ways of allocating resources to government policies, projects and programmes that have direct impact on the lives of the people, noting that Public Servants’ duties go beyond merely allocation of resources, but also to programmes that make meaning to people's lives.


"We must realise that our responsibilities to the people of our State go beyond channelling the routine patterns for the use of public resources. We must device a system of strategic allocation of resources which ensure that politics, government’s projects and programmes would have impact on people’s lives.

The Governor said the Meeting which was the first full Budget of the present administration, was the climax of the planning process which involved sensitisation programmes on the vision and focus of government as well as Town Hall meetings in the three Senatorial Districts.


  "The process for the preparation of year 2020 Budget started with sensitisation programme on the vision and mission of government. It was followed with town hall meetings in the three Senatorial Districts.


"Holding town hall meetings across the three Senatorial Districts was a clear departure from the one town hall meeting which usually held at the State capital. These Town Hall meetings provided a veritable platform to meet with the people. It also provided opportunity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, especially as it concerns inclusiveness, gender equality, peace, Justice and Partnership to achieve the goals. All of these are premised on the fact that our administration is an open one," he noted. 

He said the meeting was an opportunity to consolidate on the gains of democracy, adding that it would also allow his government to integrate plans of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to attain qualitative and comprehensive visible public expenditure profile.


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