18th October, 2011
The Oyo State Government has forwarded a N13 billion supplementary appropriation bill to the state House of Assembly for approval.
Mr Adedeji Adelabu, the state Commissioner for Finance, made this known in Ibadan while briefing newsmen at the end of the state executive council meeting.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the immediate past administration of Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala had budgeted N148.7 billion for the current fiscal year.
According to Adelabu, the supplementary budget became imperative to ensure successful implementation of the transformational agenda of Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led administration.
He said that additional N7 billion would be spent on recurrent expenditure while N6 billion had been earmarked for capital projects.
â€œThe supplementary budget would take care of the new minimum wage, road rehabilitation and construction of fly over bridges at Challenge and Mokola areas of Ibadan metropolis,â€™â€™ he said.
Adelabu said that the construction of the bridges was part of the governmentâ€™s efforts to ensure free flow of traffic.
Also, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abdul-Lateef Olopoenian, said that the state government had approved the commencement of the second phase of the Free Health Mission.
He said that the project would start within two weeks and would cover those areas that were not covered under the first phase.
The commissioner said that all the 33 local government areas would benefit from the programme.
Mrs Tokunbo Fayokun, the state Commissioner for Education, said that state government was committed to the payment of teachersâ€™ salaries by the 25th of every month through electronic payment.
She urged teachers in the state to open accounts with any bank of their choice to facilitate prompt payment of their salaries.