Gov Oyetola Signs 2020 Appropriation Bill Into Law
Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, on Monday, signed the 2020 budget of N119.5 billion into law, promising that the budget would be fully implemented.
Firstly the governor signed the budget in his office in Osogbo shortly after
it was formally presented to him by the Speaker of the state House
of Assembly, Mr Timothy Owoeye.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that appropriation bill
was passed into law by the Assembly on Dec. 24.
Secondly Oyetola, who described the size of the budget as the most realistic, said the government would stop at nothing to ensure its full implementation.
He said that his administration decided to prune down the size of the budget, having realised the socioeconomic realities and the limited resources available to the state.
The governor, who promised to continue to do things that would
make life more meaningful, worthwhile and abundant for the
people of the state, assured them of better days in 2020 and beyond.
In addition he said that the state would do everything possible to bring about the desired development across all the sectors, as captured by the budget.
While commending the leadership and members of the Assembly
for a job well done, Oyetola promised to maintain the existing
level of understanding and cooperation among the three arms
of government in the state.
Earlier in his remarks, Owoeye, who described the signing of the
bill as unique, noted that it was the first time in the history of
the state that budget for the following year would be completed
before the beginning of the year.
Finally he described it as a demonstration of the Oyetola-led administration’s
commitment to fiscal transparency, accountability and sustainability.