Ondo will witness all round devt – Igbasan

Ondo State Government has assured that all the nooks and crannies of the state will witness monumental infrastructural development for the benefit of the citizenry.

Ondo State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Pastor Emmanuel Igbasan, gave this assurance while playing host to the State Coalition of Civil Societies in his office, in Akure, the State Capital.

He said this could be attested to with the renovation of dilapidated public schools across the three Senatorial Districts of the State.

Igbasan according to a release signed by the Media Manager of the ministry, Banjo Egunjobi explained that government has embarked on massive construction of roads and bridges across the state, while restoration of electricity to the Southern Senatorial District after over 10 years of blackout to the area has commenced.

He regretted the unfortunate situation across the nation where resources had been sub-uptimaly allocated and utilised to the detriment of the people, stressing the determination of the present administration under the leadership of Arakunrin Odunayo Akeredolu SAN to make difference in policy formulation and implementation of government programmes and activities.

The Commissioner, described budget as monetary terms of what people want government to do for them and not the other way round, saying that the present government would carry out inclusive budget preparation where all stakeholders across the three Senatorial Districts in the State will be carried along.

He said the State budget and its quarterly and midterm implementation is online for every stakeholder to peruse.

On the issue of Open Government Partnership (OGP) requested by the society, the Commissioner assured that the state would be the first in the country that would sign it into law.

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Pastor Igbasan described Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu as a man of integrity, accountability and a visionary leader, who is poised to open up all the economic potentials in the State for the development of its people.

He said the signing into law and the implementation of the Public Procurement Act by the present government shows the integrity of the Governor, adding that government is building a solid and resilient foundation for investors from home and in the diaspora.

The Commissioner described the society as mouth piece of the masses and enjoined them to always inform the public on the various achievements of the government and bring feedback for  amendment where necessary.

He therefore solicited for a better synergy and their cooperation with the State government for more socio- economic and infrastructural development  in the State in the years ahead.

Earlier in his address, the State Chairman of the Society, Mr Franklin Oloniju explained that the purpose of their visit was to work with the present administration to get the Open Government Partnership signed into law without delay.

According to him, the policy would not only enhance transparency and accountability in governance which the present administration is known for, but would also help to block all loopholes in government activities.


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