Ogun Records 67.17 % Half Year Budget PerformanceNews From The State Friday, August 1st, 2014
The Ogun State Government has recorded a 67.17 percent performance of the 2014 budget as against the 61.26 percent last year in the half year review.
Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mrs. Oluwande Muoyo disclosed this while briefing the press on the mid-year performance of the 2014 Budget.
She attributed the improved performance to the concerted effort geared towards ensuring successful implementation of the allocations to every sector and the commitment of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun administration to transparency and accountability in the management of public resources.
Muoyo, who noted that the performance has direct impact on the daily lives of the people of the state as evident in various developmental projects and improved security, appreciated the people for their continuous support to the administration.
She however assured that in a bid to strengthen the Internally Generated Revenue of the state which has hit N5 billion, the government would not over tax the people in any way, as this could be counter-productive, but will rather strengthen its enforcement strategies and go after only the legitimate taxes and levies.
The commissioner reiterated government’s readiness to complete all on-going projects and fulfil all its obligations to the people, not leaving out payment of salaries and pensions as and when due, regular promotion of officers as well as training and retraining of the workforce.
“We appreciate the fact that the improved performance would not have been possible without the cooperation of the good people of the state who have continued to extend their goodwill to this administration and also support all its programmes aimed at rapid socio-economic development of the state. The government has therefore continued to strive hard to meet the expectation of the masses in terms of dividends of democracy,” she added.
Muoyo expressed optimism that the second half of the year would be better when all stakeholders fulfil their obligations towards sustaining the tempo of progress and development witnessed in the last three years of the government.
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