Barely a week after acknowledging a request for legislative approval of the 2023-2025 Ogun State Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF) the State House of Assembly has approved the MTEF proposal with a view to ensuring a well-coordinated process of planning and budgeting for the upcoming fiscal years
The process of its passage of the financial proposal saw the State lawmakers unanimously approving a total budget size of N472.25bn for the next fiscal year, N501.98bn for 2024 financial year and N529.90bn for the year 2025.
The passage of the three-year budget frameworks was consequent upon the presentation of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation by its Chairman, Hon. Olakunle Sobunkanla, who thereafter moved the motion for its adoption, seconded by Hon. Bashir Abdul and supported by the Whole House through a unanimous voice vote.
The process equally had the clause-by-clause of the proposed MTEF read and adopted sectoral allocations by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo before the lawmakers.
The motion for its passage was later moved by the Majority Leader, Hon. Yusuf Sheriff , seconded by Hon. Abayomi Fasuwa; after which Speaker Oluomo directed the Clerk of the House and Head of Legislative Service, Mr. Adedeji Adeyemo, to convey the clean copy of the approved MTEF to the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun for his assent.
Earlier, the Speaker had acknowledged the correspondence of Governor Abiodun conveying the nomination of the Auditor-General nominee, Balogun Akorede to the Assembly for approval, with an invitation to the nominee to appear before the lawmakers for screening on Thursday, 22nd September, 2022 at the Conference Room of the Assembly by 2:00 in the afternoon
Oluomo added that the nominee was expected to submit thirty (30) copies of his curriculum vitae and other credentials to the Office of the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service by noon tomorrow, Wednesday 21st, September 2022.