2024 budget proposal passes second reading at Oyo Assembly
The 2024 Appropriation Bill of N 434,221,765,938. 79 presented to Oyo State House of Assembly Gov. Seyi Makinde on Tuesday has passed the second reading.
This followed a thorough debate on the budget on the floor of the house on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the governor had, on Tuesday, presented the budget, tagged: “Budget of Economic Recovery” to the legislature.
During the debate, Mr Dele Adeola, representing Iseyin/ Itesiwaju Constituency, called the attention of the House Commitee Chairman on Appropriation to the N150 million allocated to tourism, which he described as too small.
“The money allocated to the tourism sector is too small if we indeed want to revive the sector in our dear state,” he said.
Mr Sola Owolabi, representing Ibadan North-East II, however, urged his colleagues to note all that needed clarifications in the budget proposal ahead of defence by heads of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
The Deputy Speaker, Mr Mohameed Fadeyi, who presided over the plenary, urged all members who had one question or the other to direct same to the house committee chairman on finance and appropriation, Mr Sunkanmi Babalola.
Fadeyi also advised Babalola to ensure that his committee took time to study the budget proposal so as to prepare adequately for the heads of MDAs who would be coming for budget defence.