Ogun State House of Assembly has ordered its standing committees to inspect the ongoing capital projects being executed by the State Government in its first quarter appraisal of the State’s 2019 budget performance.
The House Finance and Appropriation Committee’s Chairman, Dotun Fasanya gave the order in Abeokuta at the end of the lawmakers’ quarterly budget assessment of the State Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s).
Some of the standing committees to carry-out the on the spot assessment include the Works and Infrastructure, Education, Science and Technology, Lands and Housing and Health Committees.
Fasanya explains the essence of the inspection of the capital projects is to justify the money released between January and March, to make the MDA’s accountable for the fund spent so far during the period under review.
During the eight-day exercise, the works and infrastructure ministry told the lawmakers that it spent n9.3 billion out of the n41.8 billion approved for the ongoing road projects, while Housing Ministry claimed it spent n1.3billion out of the approved n15.5billion in the budget.
Also, Ministry of Health says that n1.56 billion was expended out of the n2.95billion voted for the 250 Beds Hospital being constructed at the Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta.