Gov Abiodun Presents N472.25bn 2023 Budget Proposal To Ogun Assembly - The People's Voice


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Gov Abiodun Presents N472.25bn 2023 Budget Proposal To Ogun Assembly

By Our Correspondent 

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State on Thursday  presented a total Budget proposal of N472,250,694,447.58bn consisting of N270.41bn for capital projects, taking the lion share of the budget, while N201.84bn will go for recurrent expenditure for 2023 fiscal year.

Governor Abiodun who reads the 2023 Appropriation Bill christened ‘budget of continued development and prosperity,’ before the state legislators led by Rt Hon. Speaker Kunle Oluomo at the Assembly chamber, said cited N79.47B as personnel cost while social contribution and social benefits will gulp N21.12bn.

“A total expenditure of N472.25billion is proposed for the State Government in 2023. The proposed expenditure comprises of N201.84 billionas recurrent and N270.41 billionas Capital with the
highlights below: Personnel Costs of N79.47bn; Social Contribution and Social BenefitsN21.12bn; Public Debt Charge of N39.90bn; Overhead Cost of N61.35bn; Capital Expenditure of N270.41bn,” Abiodun said.

Abiodun explained that the State in the next financial year would accord priority attention to the completion of all ongoing projects and those with revenue potentials including the projects that could enhance employment generation. He noted that others to be prioritized are projects consistent with priorities articulated in the State Economic Development Plan and Strategy 2021-2025 and others that align with the seven thematic areas contained in the Medium-Term National Development Plan 2021-2025.

According to him, the thematic areas were: economic growth and development, infrastructure, public administration (governance, security, and international relations), human capital development, social development, regional development, as well as plan implementation, communication, financing, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Pointing out that the total State’s funding was estimated at N472.25 billion, the Governor added that a total of 210.25bn, comprising of N90.00billion was expected to be generated by the State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS) in addition to N120.25b expected from other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), which would enable the State achieve an IGR to GDP ratio of 3.7%.

He further affirmed that the State would sustain the existing Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) to drive the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), saying N92bn was being expected as statutory allocation (FAAC and VAT) from the Federal Government, with capital receipts put at N128.37b comprising of internal and external loans as well as grants and aids.

Highlighting the sectorial allocations in line with the vision of his administration, the Governor said that N66.79bn was being allocated for education sector, representing 14%, while N51.48bn would cater for the health sector representing 11%, with the housing and community development sector sharing N29.10bn amounting to 6%, just as N16.48bn was voted for agriculture and industry which represents 3 % of the total budget.

He added that infrastructure would gulp N129.371bn representing 27% of the total budget, with recreation, culture and religion to share N6.90bn, just as N23.38bn would be spent on social protection.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, said that the last three years of the present administration in the State had witnessed unprecedented development in all areas of human endeavour, which was a testimony of Governor Abiodun’s lofty dream for the State.

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