Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State, will on Thursday in Osogbo present the budget proposal for the 2019 Fiscal Year to the Osun State House of Assembly.
A statement by the Ministry of Information and Strategy said the inaugural budget of the state is hinged on the consolidation of social security protection and welfare programmes of the immediate past administration.
The Ministry Supervisor, Adelani Baderinwa said the budget which will be presented by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola will aggressively sustain and increase the pace of human capital and infrastructure development already attained by the state.
“It would be recalled that Osun was declared the lowest state in ‘Incidence of Poverty’ in Nigeria by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in October this year.
He said the report was largely attributed to heavy investment in human and infrastructure development in the state in the last eight years.
“Governor Oyetola’s administration will surely, through the budget, consolidate on the human capital development achievement to make life more meaningful and abundant for the people of the state.
“The proposed 2019 budget will indicate a major shift in policy as it derived all its content from the State Development Plan 2018-2028 with its constituent references to the Medium Term Sector Strategies and Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2019-2021.
“Direct and indirect jobs will be created in the coming year with a view to continue ensuring that many more youths are taken off the street more aggressively much than it had been happening.
“The 2019 budget is a ‘Policy Plan Budget’ that will ensure that every programme and project evolves from government policy as documented and or captured in the Medium and Long-Term Plan of the state government.
The statement noted that this is the first time in the history of the state that a budget will be structured to service the people directly and indirectly with massive infrastructure development, especially in education and health sectors.
From Adeyinka Aremu, Osogbo