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Oyetola, Abiodun sign 2020 budgets into law, pledge full execution

By Tunji Omofoye (Osogbo) and Charles Coffie Gyamfi (Abeokuta)
31 December 2019   |   4:07 am
Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has signed the state’s 2020 budget into law.

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has signed the state’s 2020 budget into law.

He signed the budget in his office yesterday shortly after the House of Assembly speaker, Timothy Owoeye, presented it to him.

The speaker noted that it was the first time in the history of Osun that a year’s budget would be completed and signed into law before the beginning of that year.

The Assembly passed the appropriation bill on December 24, 2019.

Oyetola, who described the size of the budget as most realistic, said the government would stop at nothing to ensure its full implementation.

He said the government decided to prune down the budget from 2019 estimate, having realised the socio-economic realities and limited resources available to the state.

The governor promised to continue doing things that would make life more meaningful, worthwhile and abundant for the people of the state.

He said his government would do everything possible to bring about the desired development across the sectors as captured by the budget.

While commending the Assembly for a job well done, the governor promised to sustain the level of understanding and cooperation between the three arms of government.

According to him, the 2019 budget was about N154 billion, while that of 2020 is N119.5 billion.

His words, “We commend the members of the House of Assembly for their cooperation and support.

Also, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun yesterday signed the state’s 2020 Appropriation Bill of N449.97, which was passed by the House of Assembly on Friday, billion into law.

Abiodun, while signing the bill during a brief event at the Governor’s Office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, commended members of the House of Assembly for passing the budget in record time.

He promised to implement the budget to the latter, saying the members of the Assembly had demonstrated their knowledge and patriotism to the state.

While defending the passage of the budget, which was done within three weeks, the governor said the budget was properly worked on, as it was interrogated line by line.

This, according to him, came to his knowledge during his interaction with the Speaker of the House, Kunle Oluomo.