Oyo 2024 budget proposal unrealistic, APC tells Makinde 

Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday described the state 2024 budget proposal of  Governor Seyi Makinde as defective and unrealistic.

The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Comrade Olawale Sadare, advised the state House of Assembly members  to avoid rushing into its passage into law without a thorough job as it has been the case since 2020.

Oyo APC in the statement faulted the N434.2 billion budget proposal for 2024, alleging the budget presentation was aimed at hoodwinking the good people of the state by a government which has shown that it lacks innovation, policy direction and accountability over time.

“Pundits and economic management experts have had to express worries over the future of the pacesetter state in view of the fact that the administration of Gov. Makinde has done little or nothing to improve the economy and create wealth as being done in some other states across the country.

“To make it worse, an expert recently said that Gov. Makinde has reduced Oyo state to ‘Land Grabbing and Okada/Keke economy.’ Credence was again given to the observation of pundits last week when the governor tabled before the House of Assembly proposed budget for the 2024.

“In the document, N434.2billion is quoted as the total budget for the year but N260billion is the total amount of funds expected in revenue, leaving over N170 billion in deficit.  How realistic is this?

“A whopping sum of N21billion is budget for the office of the governor without any breakdown of what they intend to do with it in specific terms while another N485million would go cabinet and security service.”

Oyo APC stressed, “The ruins in public facilities, in the state, is feasible in the deplorable condition of all the monumental structures in the Agodi state secretariat while the Government House has been reduced to eyesore now harboring all sorts of strange persons. The, money has been allocated and released for the maintenance of these facilities since 2020, but there is nothing to show for it.”

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