Ogun Assembly Appproves 2023-2025 MTEF..Sets To Screen Auditor-General Nominee - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Ogun Assembly Appproves 2023-2025 MTEF..Sets To Screen Auditor-General Nominee

Ogun State House of Assembly has approved the State Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF) 2023 to 2025 proposal, preparatory for formal presentation of  the 2023 budget estimate by Governor Dapo Abiodun to the house

The lawmakers had a week ago received the MTEF proposal from the governor which they later on Tuesday during their plenary session on the floor of the assembly's complex in Oke-Mosan Abeokuta, unanimously approved a total budget size of N472.25bn for the coming 2023 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 the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye and supported by the Whole House through a unanimous voice vote.

The MTEF was passed after the clause-by-clause consideration and adoption of the sectorial allocations before the lawmakers by at the plenary presided by the Speaker, Right. Honourable Olakunle Oluomo 

The motion for its passage was later moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff , seconded by Abayomi Fasuwa; after which Speaker Oluomo directed the Clerk of the House and Head of Legislative Service, Mr. ‘Deji 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

The speaker asked  the nominee to appear before the lawmakers for screening on Thursday, 22nd September, 2022 at the Conference Room  of the Assembly by 2:00pm. 

The letter partly reads,” I write to inform Mr. Speaker and all Members of the Honourable House that the erstwhile Auditor-General for the State, Mr. S.B Olubanjo statutorily retired from active service on 17th June, 2022. Sequel to this, it becomes imperative to appoint another Auditor General in furtherance of the Building our Future Together Agenda of this Administration”.

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.

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