By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Deputy Governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal has disclosed that the state government is committed to winning the war against insecurity in Oke-Ogun Zone of the state.
Barrister Lawal made this known l during a stakeholders meeting ahead the 2024 fiscal year, held at Kisi for all the local government areas in Oke-Ogun Zone II.
According to the deputy governor, the present administration in Oyo State would stop at nothing to ensure citizens are safe in all zones in the state and that more Amotekun Corps will be recruited, across all the zones in Oke-Ogun.
The deputy governor while commending the efforts of security outfits at ensuring peace and stability in the state, expressed the government’s readiness to partner with all security agencies towards safeguarding the state.
Barrister Lawal also tasked leaders in the zone to synergize and come up with a template to quickly address the issues of insecurity around the zone, adding that all the local government in Oke-Ogun Zone II, comprising of Olorunsogo, Oorelope, Irepo, Saki West, Saki East and Atisbo Local Governments, need to put heads together and come up with a security template that will holistically and comprehensively address the issues of insecurity around the zone.
Speaking further, the deputy governor maintained that budgetary system is critical to democracy and ” therefore, the people need to be consulted first before any budget preparation. This is the only expression of true democracy”.
Emphasizing that governance is different from politics, the deputy governor stressed, “now is the time for governance, which must be done right” adding that all ongoing projects in the zone will be completed as he’ll ensure that they’re captured in the 2024 budget.
Projects such as the Saki-Ogboro-Igboho Road rehabilitation will be completed as well and the dualization of Kisi Township road which the people have requested will also be done.
In his remarks, the Honourable Commissioner for Budget, Professor Adetunji Babatunde stated that a good budget must be a budget of engagement, hence the purpose of the engagement meeting.
The meeting which was chaired by the Deputy Governor, Barr Adebayo Lawal also had in attendance other political office holders in the State such as the Hon. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Salihu Abdulwaheed Adelabu, Executive Assitant to the Governor on Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Alh. Kolawole Gafar Bello, Honourable representing Irepo-Olorunsogo State Constituency, Hon Atanda Abdulsalam Wele, the Local Government Chairmen under Oke-Ogun Zone II respectively.