Ogun Earmarks Over N1.23BN To Boost Tourism Sector In 2023 - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Ogun Earmarks Over N1.23BN To Boost Tourism Sector In 2023

Ogun State Government says it has put in place strategies to ensure  upgrading of various tourist centres and cultural values, as part of measures of  transforming tourism into an economically viable sector and rebrand the State as a tourist destination of choice.

The State Commissioner for Culture and Tourism , Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo disclosed this on Tuesday while defending the budget proposal of her  Ministry before the State lawmakers at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Hon. Adeleye-Oladapo, who defended a total budget expenditure of N1.235bn, stated that the Ministry would identify, preserve, promote and propagate the indigenous cultural heritages and tourism potentials in the State for socio-economic development of the Gateway State.

Giving the breakdown of the budget, the Commissioner disclosed that Capital Expenditure would gulp N790m, while N445.8m would be expended on recurrent, with over N56m being expected as Internally Generated Revenue. 

 Meanwhile, Commissioner for Transport, Engr. Gbenga Dairo said his Ministry would develop intercity and intracity mass transport schemes, to promote safe, efficient, affordable and accessible transportation for all citizens and visitors.

Engr. Dairo whose ministry serves as complimentary to boost tourism sector in the state in the area of providing effective transportation system to ease movement of tourists to various historical sites, also  defended a total budget size of N4.297bn for the Ministry

He explained that N4billion  of the amount would go for Capital Expenditure while N297million would take care of recurrent while a sum of N1.359bn was the expected revenue for the Ministry in the next fiscal year.

Other agencies that defended their budget proposals before the lawmakers included the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), State Parks and Garages Development Agency and many more.


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