Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has said that his administration employed 6,134 people into the state work force in the last budgetary year.
Makinde, represented by his deputy, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, disclosed this during the community and stakeholders’ town hall meeting held at Saki on Tuesday.
He said the Oyo State work force has 5000 new teachers, 600 education officers and 534 medical and healthcare workers, in order to increase efficiency in government service delivery.
The governor said the recruitment were based on the drive to gainfully engage and employ the youth population while reducing the unemployment numbers in the state.
He said, as at the half of the year budget evaluation, the budget performance stands at 60 per cent, while the target stands at enhancing it up to 75 per cent before the end of the year based on improved revenue performance.
The state’s helmsman asserted that scarcity of resources will make government prioritise, based on the most pressing needs while considering other requests in next year’s budget.
The governor highlighted that his administration has started various projects in the Oke Ogun zone and are at various stages of completion, including the reconstruction and remodelling of OYSADA, reconstruction of Saki township road, reconstruction of Saki-Ogboro-Igboho road to mention but a few.
He urged the people to let their voices be heard as the government is set to relief them of their pains by heeding to their requests.
Earlier in her open remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Foluke Adebiyi, said in spite of the paucity of funds, the state government is accommodating all the needs of the people but attending to them in order of priority.