We’ll Complete Ongoing Projects – Amosun

AMOSUN

All ongoing projects in Ogun State would be completed before the end of his tenure, Governor Ibikunle Amosun promised on Tuesday.

He gave the assurance on Tuesday in Abeokuta at a Town Hall meeting on the 2014 budget of the state.

He said his administration remained focus on the attainment of its targets and unwavering in its commitment to effecting positive changes in the lives of the people of the state.

“I want to state that we have been able to demonstrate that our `Mission to Rebuild’ is not just another government propaganda, but an elaborate master plan to bring about socio-economic progress in our state,” the governor said.

“We are passionate about our programmes and we shall remain undaunted in their implementation,” he stated.

“Let me assure you that this administration will not leave any of the ongoing projects uncompleted,’’ he said.

The governor also said that in spite of the serious challenges occasioned by dwindling resource from the Federation Account, his administration remained committed to delivering on its promises.

He said the financial re-engineering embarked upon by his administration had not only increased Internally Generated Revenue, but also brought about prudence in administering of funds.

“Let me say that in spite of the huge ongoing projects in various parts of the state, we remain the least indebted in all the states in the South-West region,’’ he said.

Amosun urged the people to collaborate with the government by promptly paying their taxes.

In her remark, the Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mrs. Wande Muoyo, said the essence of the meeting was to enable the people and the government to define their priorities for the 2014 financial year.

She gave the assurance that contributions and suggestions made by the people would be considered in the preparation of the budget.

Areas highlighted by participants at the meeting in the preparation of the 2014 budget included youth development, agriculture, employment and health.

Students, market women, artisans, various associations, unions and officials of government participated in the meeting.