By Peter Oriyomi
The governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, on Wednesday signed the 2022 Appropriation Bill into law.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Ismail Omipidan, stated the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Timothy Owoeye, pledeged the Assembly’s support for the governor and his administration.
According to the statement: “Signing the Appropriation Bill into law in his office at Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo, Governor Oyetola announced that the 2021 budget as at the third quarter of this year had recorded 83.66 percent performance.
“Oyetola noted that, with the passage and signing of the Appropriation Bill into law, the race to achieving even more in 2022 has begun as it remains a year of consolidation that will open the door for improved sustainable development.
“He expressed the confidence that by the end of the year when that of the final quarter would have been computed, the performance will be up from 95 per cent recorded in 2020.”
The statement said that Oyetola attributed the appreciable performance of the budget to improved delivery of programmes and projects across the state during the year.
The statement further read: “The government was able to achieve this year’s budget performance and service delivery through improved employment of creative, innovative and probity strategies, including efficient deployment of available resources, cutting costs and plugging wastes to deliver service in a sorely challenged economy.”