The Governor of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola will on Thursday, December
27th, 2018 presents his Inaugural Budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year to
the state House of Assembly.
The budget is largely hinged on consolidation of Social Security
Protection and Welfare Programmes of immediate past administration.
Basically, the budget will sustain and indeed aggressively increase
the current pace of human capital and infrastructure development that
Osun has attained.
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. A report which was largely
attributed to heavy investment in human and infrastructure development
in the state in 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.
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
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.
All political functionaries, local government chairmen and
parliamentarians, top career officers, traditional rulers, civil
society organisations and other stakeholders in the development of the
state are expected at the budget presentation, which will commence by
Ministry of Information and Strategy
State of Osun