The Governor of the State of Osun Publicly presents the 2013 budget to the general public through the State of Osun House of Assembly today. It will be recalled that the governor; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has laid the 2013 budget on the table of the house of Assembly on December 2012 in line with the provision of the constitution.
But the governor was invited today by the house to come and make the 2013 budget document public for the people of the State of Osun.
The Osun 2013 Budget that is tagged “Budget of Freedom” has the Size N183, 105,807,460.00K with Recurrent Expenditure at N64, 030, 642, 560.00K and Capital Expenditure of N119, 075,164,900.00K.
Earlier, the Speaker; State of Osun House of Assembly Rt. Hon Najeem Salam has commended the State Executive Council on the successful implementation of the 2012 budget and urged them to do more in translating the2013 budget into developmental reality for the welfare of the citizenry.
He also commended the governor for supporting the State House of Assembly in achieving his digitalised chamber that is one of the best in the country and that can compete with anyone anywhere in the world.
The governor; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in his speech also commended the State House of Assembly for their understanding and commitments so far which he described as the panacea to the achievements recorded so far in the developmental efforts of the State. He however enjoined to do more in their oversight in the year 2013 as it will enhance the successful performances of Ministries, Departments and other agencies.
Highlight of the Capital Expenditure of the 2013 Budgets of the State Government is as follows:
Agricultural and Rural Development: N7,035,022,500.00k
Urban & Rural Electrification: N2,180,000,000.00k
Industry, Commerce, Finance, Cooperative: N7,406,002,200.00k
Transportation: N30,214, 420,000.00k
Information and Culture: N3,566,772,090.00K
Social Dev. Youth & Sports N5,557,500,000.00k
Water Resources: N11,737,600,000.00k
Environment & Sanitation: N3,226,200,000.00k
Town and Country Planning N2,285,000,000.00k
General Administration: N20,462,684,500.00k
Grand Total: N119,075,154,900.00k
“I want to say that without mincing words, the 2013 budgets will be objectively and faithfully implemented, i wish to thank the people of the State for their support in the two years of our administration and i like to appeal to all and sundry to continue to cooperate with our government in the arduous task of remoulding the State of Osun into a better place”. Aregbesola concluded.