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Proper budgetary system panacea for accountability

By Femi Atolagbe

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In a bid to ensure effective budgetary system, the Local Government Service Commission LGSC has organized a one day workshop for its directors of budget planning and statistics.

The Chairman of the commission, Mr Femi Idris while declaring open the one- day workshop with the theme : Fiscal reliability at the local government level; the need for adoption of fiscal reforms in planning and budgetary process said it’s important to keep the directors up to date on budget preparation and monitoring.

Idris added that proper budgetary system will give room for accountability, transparent and prudency in not only at the local governments, but state and at the national level.

He said it’s pertinent to equip the officers at the commission with new ideas, innovations and do away with obsolete ideas.

According to him, “fiscal reliability plays a pivotal roles in determining the growth and gross domestic product of any economic system both at the local ,State and national levels.

“Ondo State cannot afford to be left behind in the quest to keep with best global practice as envisaged in the new emerging transitional process in Nigeria.

“As a government,we shall not rest on our oars until we turn the state into best among the comity of states, we shall continue to give our best and sacrifice our personal comfort for the benefit of the people.

In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the commission, Dr Bayo Ilawole commended the  government commitment and doggedness at ensuring that the local government in the state occupies a place of pride among its counterparts in other states of the nation.

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He added that the ongoing workshop further confirmed the government resolve to accord the training and retraining of the workforce a top priority.

The permanent secretary admonished the participants to be attentive and ensure they translate what they might have learnt at the workshop into practice in their different local governments.

The Chairman Forum of Directors of Budget Planning Research and statistics at the commission, Mrs Olaniyi Ejilayo said the workshop will in no small measure equip them better.

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