The Ogun state governor, prince Dapo Abiodun has said that he has made the best use of the immediate past governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun 2019 budget.
He noted that the current 2019 budget prepared by his predecessor is not obviously designed with the building of our future together agenda of his administration in mind.
Abiodun made the disclosure on Thursday at the Ogun East Senatorial District Town Hall Meeting on 2020 budget held in Ijebu Ode.
He said, ” Let me mention here that though the current 2019 Budget prepared by the immediate past Administration was obviously not designed with the Building Our Future Together Agenda of our Administration in mind. We have made the best use of that budget to deliver on our campaign promises across our dear State.
”You will remember that at the inception of our Administration on 29th May, 2019, we made it clear that our Government will be premised on the popular definition of democracy by the United State of American President, Abraham Lincoln, as the government of the people, by the people and for the people. This is the underlying factor behind our Administrations mantra of Building our Future Together”
He maintained that the Town hall meeting, is a symbolic representation of his Administrations commitment towards inclusiveness, people-centred and participatory governance.
”This Town Hall Meeting in Ogun East Senatorial District is one in the series of three Town Hall Meetings which will hold in all the three Senatorial Districts of our dear State as part of the processes towards the preparation for the 2020 fiscal year.
”As a responsible, responsive and focussed Administration, we understand the stress and how it feels not to be part of the decision making. That situation puts, at a more disadvantage, our women and youths who form the higher percentage of our population and a vital segment for any sustainable development plan.
”We strongly believe that governance should be a participatory process and an inclusive one. Achieving the Ogun State of our dreams will require the inputs of all”
Abiodun furthered claimed that the town hall meeting will help his administration to achieve a strategic allocation of resources towards the projects and programmes that will have the optimum impact on the people.
”My administration will achieve sustainable development because the people themselves are the initiators of the development plan. It is, therefore, easier to sustain and maintain such projects for the continued development of our dear State because the people have taken the ownership of the process and the projects”
”I wish to reiterate that you own this government; the government is all about you. Therefore, I enjoin the people of the Ogun Central and Ogun West Senatorial Districts to also look forward to similar town hall meetings and be prepared to take maximum advantage of the platform and come out, in large numbers, to express your views and aspirations”
He therefore called on the stakeholders to continue to cooperate with his government.