Ogun Assembly begins assessment of the state’s 2018 budget performance

Ogun State Assembly

Ogun State House of Assembly will today, begin its appraisal of the state’s 2018 N343.9 billion budget.

The appraisal will involve the lawmakers appraising the performance of the state’s Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAS)

The assembly will also assess the implementation of the 2018 budget of the state’s 20 local governments and 37 Local Government Councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDA’s).

Last December 28, the assembly passed the budget, which included capital vote of N222.88billion, and recurrent expenditure of N107.6 billion.

The approved budget was about N1.43billion lower than the N345.4 billion presented by Governor Ibikunle Amosun to the assembly on November 21, 2017.

The annual exercise, according to a statement by the clerk of the house, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu, is part of the oversight functions of the legislative arm of government to ascertain the level of implementation of the capital projects by the Ibikunle Amosun’s administration in the state.

Today, the lawmakers will begin the appraisal with a visit to the offices of the state auditor general, the Local Government’s Auditor General, as well as, Ministries of Information and Strategy, as well as, culture and tourism.

The lawmakers will also call at the bureau of transport, the state Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) and other relevant agencies today.

All  ministries, departments , agencies of government, as well as,  local government councils areas are enjoined  to make available relevant documents and information to ensure the success of the exercise, which ends on November 19.

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