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Friday, December 27, 2019

Abiodun to Ogun People: Expect Great Turnaround With 2020 Budget


Heritage Odih, 
Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun has assured the people of Ogun state that his administration would take governance to another level next year with the passage of the 2020 N449.97bn  Appropriation Bill by the State House of Assembly.

Abiodun said given some of the achievements his administration recorded in the last seven months with this year's budget inherited from his predecessor, better things await Ogun people with the 2020 budget. 

The 2020 Appropriation Bill was passed on Friday by the state lawmakers during plenary presided by Speaker Kunle Oluomo, barely 24 days after it was presented to them by the Governor.

However,  speaking earlier  during the Christmas Thanksgiving Service at his residence, Emmanuel Villa, in Iperu-Remo, Abiodun said that he would be able to do a lot more for the State with the 2020 budget prepared by his administration.

"We have done the bit we've done in the last six months, operating the budget we inherited. 

"By the grace of God, I believe that the House of Assembly will be passing our budget before the end of this year and that means that we would be able to do much more because we have put together a budget that encapsulates our vision," Abiodun said.

He noted that the vision of his administration remains one that was poised to provide focused and qualitative governance, whilst creating an enabling environment for a Public-Private Sector Partnership.

According to him, his government would be inclusive, participatory, transparent and accountable.

He described the pattern of voting during the last general election in the state as unprecedented, noting that he won the election free and fair as he was not the incumbent that he could have rigged.

Abiodun noted that he bears no grudge against anyone that worked against his emergence as Governor, saying that even Jesus Christ had a Judas to fulfill his destiny.

He said: "I want to note that I bear no grudge against anyone. God has granted us victory. What more can I wish and pray for from God. 

"You know, at times, God uses different people as instruments for His testimony. For those people that opposed me, they were indeed instruments in the hands of God for me to achieve my destiny, so how can I begin to bear grudge against them. 

"If Judas did not betray our Lord, we would not have had Christ die and rise again."

In his sermon, the Bishop of Ijebu South West Anglican Communion, Rev. Babatunde Ogunbanwo identified obligation, exhibition, compensation, compassion and appreciation as some of the reasons people gave gifts to their loved ones this seaaon, adding that love which was also a major reason people gave gifts, was the reason God gave the world His son, Jesus Christ.

Ogunbanwo urged the Governor to forgive all those who may have wronged him in the spirit of the season, adding that he should continue the good works he has started in the State.

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