By Israel Afolabi
The State government of Osun would fulfill its promises to the civil servants as their interest has been captured in the 2018 appropriation bill under consideration in the House of Assembly.
Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Kamil Oyedele gave the assurance at the ongoing Budget estimate defence exercise by government agencies in the state Assembly Complex Osogbo.
Oyedele charged the agencies to be more proactive as the 2018 appropriation bill would be revenue-driven and urged all the ministries and agencies to submit their revenue work plan, so the House of Assembly would be acquainted with their challenges with a view of assisting them.
He also directed the relevant agencies who have not resolved their audit query to see the state Auditor-General, as he stated commitment to work on their cases after the budget exercise.
He gave the assurance that Government would not renege on its promise to civil servants as their various interests have been catered for in the 2018 appropriation bill.
Oyedele also urged all the ministries and agencies to continue to cooperate with the state government so as to achieve the desired objectives.
Meanwhile, other lawmakers in their separate contributions stressed the need for Government agencies to synergise and work together in the common interest of the state.
Some other agencies of government ministries and institutions that have appeared before the House of Assembly include; the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology N226,505,770, Ministry of Education N11,550,327,400 and Auditor General of State N123,170,740 while Osun produce department also defended its budget estimate of N129,745,147.
Others are; Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security with budget estimate of N5,081,836,322, Osun State Agriculture Development Cooperation (OSSADEC) N121,938,830, Osun State Agriculture Development Programme (OSSADEP) N276,374,890, Civil Service Commission N87,442,990 and Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building N407,696,540.