Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has stated that the 2020 budget of Oyo State touched every sector of the state’s economy as requested by citizens and stakeholders.
The governor, who spoke through his deputy, Engr Rauf Olaniyan, disclosed this at the 2021 town hall stakeholders meeting held in Igboho.
Makinde lamented that COVID-19 brought a shrink to the budget on capital expenditure, adding that the state is still managing to accommodate all the needs of each community as highlighted by the stakeholders.
He said that the state is poised to engage more stakeholders in the preparation of the 2021 budget by consulting across the seven geopolitical zones in Oyo State, as opposed to the three senatorial districts for the 2020 budget for more openness and transparency.
The governor declared that his administration is predominantly about inclusion which is the fulcrum on which democracy rests, urging the people to come out and dialogue with government since they are the most affected by the decisions of government.
While x- raying some completed projects executed by his administration in Oke-Ogun area, the governor said that government has begun the remodeling of OYSADA headquarters at Saki, upgrading of various primary healthcare centres and facilities and the setting up of a specialist hospital.
The state helmsman urged the people to be security conscious in the face of recent security challenges, saying, security is our collective responsibility.
While responding to the requests and submissions from all local governments and stakeholders, the governor assured that the state will ensure that the issues of security, education, employment and power supply will be looked into and will get budgetary attention in 2021 within the available resources.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Barr Adeniyi Farinto highlighted the projects the government executed as requested by the people of the zone in the 2020 budget meet up with stakeholders.
He said the construction of the Moniya-Iseyin road, return of OYSADEP now OYSADA headquarters to Saki, fixing of Saki- Ogboro- Igboho road among other things are a promise kept by the current administration.
The commissioner urged the citizens of the food basket of the state to make inputs and cooperate with government in fixing roads and other projects to enable government deliver on its promises.