Be prepared for a detailed budget defence – Adeleke tells cabinet

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Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has asked members of his cabinet to get ready for a thorough budget defense at the Osun House of Assembly.

Adeleke said this in a statement on Wednesday through his spokesperson, Mr. Olawale Rasheed.

In order to expedite the budget processing in accordance with the Assembly’s schedule, he stated that complete cooperation with the legislature was essential.

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“We have a state to govern. We have a five-point agenda to deliver. There is no room for distractions. All cabinet members must get their work together by ensuring successful budget hearings at the Assembly.

“Also, let the relevant house committees have all the required information to vet and approve your proposals.

“I have full confidence that the legislature will understand the fiscal and economic considerations behind the 2024 budgetary proposals,” he said.

According to him, his administration was aware of innovative ideas being introduced that may necessitate new laws or amendments to existing ones.

“Let me on this note direct our MDAs with planned executive bills to speed up the internal processes.

“Three of such bills are very dear to the goodness of our state. The bill to domesticate the Nigerian Startup Act should be forwarded to the Assembly without further delay. That bill holds the key to boosting and diversifying our state’s economy,” he added.

He equally highlighted the significance of the Osun electricity market bill.

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