Osun State budget: 11% proposed for education in 2019.



AMBALI ABDULAFEEZ.

Gboyega Oyetola, Osun State governor , presented the 2019 budget before the State House of Assembly on Thursday,27th December,2018.He alloted a sum of N10.4 billion(equivalence of 11.36 per cent) to education out of the total N152.7 billion.He referred to the budget as “BUDGET OF HOPE”.

While presenting at the house of assembly for the state in Oshogbo, Dr Gboyega Oyetola vouched to tread the path of his predecessor,Mr Aregbesola.

He also promised to review the education curriculum by reintroducing History and expanding Civic Education as school subjects so as to gain value reorientation and also create sense of belonging among the youths.

The governor also accentuated on the improvement of technical and vocational education so that relevant skills will be acquired by the youth,making them job creators instead of being job seekers.

He also declared his intention to the funding of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) as well as the College of Health Sciences,Oshogbo that are jointly owned with Oyo State.

He stated that a sum of N36 billion is expected from an Internally Generated Revenue(IGR) while the rest of the total revenue( N152 billion)will be sourced from the Federation account,investment,aids,grants and others.

Myschoolng.org noted that about 65 per cent of the project will be spent on the capital projects.

Governor Oyetola promised to prioritise healthcare,agriculture,payment of salaries and allowances,security and others.

He said that both workers and pensioners are now being paid their full salaries.

This budget was presented in Oshogbo,Osun State,in the presence of federal law makers,traditional rulers,Senator Sola Adeyeye(Senate Majority Whip),Ajibola Famurewa(member,House of Representatives),Yinka Ajayi,Ayo Omidiran and Adejare Bello(former speaker of the state).

Najeem Salaam,the Speaker of the house,assured the governor of early consideration of the proposal after their resumption from the recess on the 14th of January,2019.

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