From Lateef Dada, Osogbo
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday, stressed his administration’s commitment to the provision of jobs and opportunities for youths, deliver more infrastructure and put the state Osun on a surer footing.
He spoke when he signed the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law with a vow that
Oyetola, who announced that the 2021 budget as at the third quarter of this year had recorded 83.66 percent performance, said the race to achieving more in 2022 has begun as it remains a year of consolidation that would open the door for improved sustainable development. He attributed the ‘appreciable performance’ of the budget to improved delivery of programmes and projects across the state.
“The government was able to achieve this year’s budget performance and service delivery through improved employment of creative, innovative and probity strategies, including efficient deployment of available resources, cutting costs and plugging wastes to deliver service in a sorely challenged economy.”
He disclosed his administration’s resolve to continue to follow time-tested principles for optimum results in 2022, saying “with 56 percent capital allocation and 44 percent recurrent allocation in next year’s budget, we are obviously on the path of increased service delivery in 2022.”
While commending the spirit of harmonious relationship, cooperation and synergy among the three arms of government, particularly between the legislature and executive, Oyetola said: “In the last three years of working together as executive and legislative arms of government, we have demonstrated unity of purpose, capacity and people-orientation in a manner that has delivered service to the people in line with our promise and the people’s expectations.”
He applauded the leadership and members of the legislative arm for quickly passing the Appropriation Bills into law on a consistent basis since the inception of his administration.
Speaker of the Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, reiterated the House’s continued resolve to provide leadership that would smoothen governance and make life bearable and prosperous for the citizens through people-oriented legislation.