The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, has assured that the State legislature would redouble its efforts towards conducting effective legislative oversight on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government for improved transparency, prudence and accountability in the implementation of the Year 2024 Appropriation Law.
Oluomo disclosed this at the resumption of plenary of the new year held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, explaining that such strategic measures became imperative for the Legislature as partner in progress and development of the State by assisting the State government to create value for money, while ensuring an effective monitoring of a more coordinated budgeting process that would deliver more democratic dividends to the people.
Oluomo, who sought for the support of his colleague-lawmakers, management and members of staff of the Assembly for a sustained effective service delivery by the 10th Assembly, said all hands must be on deck in the new year to allow the Gateway State retain in its leading position among the comity of States.
Explaining that the recently passed 2024 budget would build on the economic legacies of the State, thereby enhancing its socio-economic status through the completion of all ongoing developmental projects and initiation of new ones across the three Senatorial Districts, the Speaker noted that the gains of the projects would attract more foreign and local investment opportunities to the State for improved GDP.
According to the Speaker, the other inherent benefits of the 2024 Appropriation law included improved healthcare services, improved educational system across all levels, infrastructural development, agriculture and food security, incentives meant to boost the ease of doing business amongst others.
Speaking on the lofty achievements of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Speaker commended the President for delivering on his promises, as well as his efforts in checkmating corrupt practices, addressing currency instability, fuel subsidy removal and other issues that would ease the well-being of the common man.
In her message to the people of Yewa South State Constituency, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Bolanle Lateefat Ajayi promised to address more pressing needs of her Constituents, with renewed efforts towards advancing more democratic dividends to the people.
Also speaking, Barr. Seun Adesanya, representing Ijebu North East State Constituency, promised to ensure facilitation of more developmental projects to his constituency.
Adesanya also noted that plans were underway to empower secondary school students from SSS 1 to SSS 3 on Information Communication Technology , saying it would build their knowledge in computer technology.