By Dipo Olowookere
Ogun State Governor, Mr Ibikunke Amosun, has described the annual Treasury Board Meeting as an avenue for achieving the twin goal of increasing the state’s Internally generated revenue profile and accelerating the provision of critical infrastructure for the people.
The Governor stated this on Monday while speaking at the 2017 Treasury Board Meeting organized by the Ogun State Ministry of Budget and Planning in Abeokuta.
Governor Amosun said the Treasury Board meeting has increased the level of transparency and accountability which, in turn, has lent credence to the actualization of his administration’s 5-cardinal program.
He also seized the opportunity to reiterate his administration’s commitment to provide qualitative and affordable education for the good people of Ogun State while ensuring the completion of ongoing infrastructural projects in different parts of the state.
Governor Amosun added that governance should be a participatory process and the Treasury Board Meeting is one of the ways his administration ensures the input of all critical stakeholders in the budgetary process.
He said stakeholders should not see the meeting as an annual ritual, but a very important process “especially at this period of our nation’s history, where there must be good value for every kobo spent.”
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Ms Adenrele Adesina, described the Treasury Board meeting as an important part of the budgetary process saying it is for the purpose of transparency, accountability, financial prudence and good governance.
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