…….as Supervisor For Finance, Oyebamiji Assures On Results
By Kinsley Omoyeni
Governor of Osun, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has charged the steering committee for the State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability And Sustainability Programme (SFTAS) to strive and meet with the demands of the programme for the benefit of the entire state.
This is just as the Supervisor for Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji stated that meeting up with the demands of SFTAS will enable the state have access to more grants that will be used for the development of the state from the World Bank.
The governor stated this during a meeting with the steering committee on SFTAS who where in his office for a presentation on the extent of work done so far on the programme.
Speaking further with the committee which was led by the Supervisor for Finance, Mr Bola Oyebamiji and his Counterpart in the Ministry of Economic Planning, Budget and Development, Dr Olalekan Yinusa, Oyetola said the hope of the state lies in the success of the committee.
While promising to support the committee with everything at his disposal, the governor stressed that what is at stake in terms of finance that will be useful for the state should spur all members to worker harder to meet up with the demands.
He said the present administration in the state will continue to look for means of making life better for the entire state as well as meeting up with the obligation of paying full salaries as at when due, hence the need for all hands to be on deck to ensure that the state’s economy improves.
According to him, “the beauty of this SFTAS programme is that it is a reward for hardwork and top performance, you are the one that will determine weather you will earn something or not.
“I want to urge our steering committee to ensure that we earn something substantial for our state, I trust that we can do it. Our state needs every grant that we can get, we want to give the best to our people, we want to continue to pay full salaries as at when due.
“we must be challenged to meet up with the demands of this programme, we must all be challenged to make our economy better. What is at stake in terms of finance from the programme should serve as a motivating factor for us all.
“At my end as the governor, I will do all which concerns me in a bid to achieve success in the programme, I promise to give you all the necessary support. We must get this fund for our people, it will go a long way in helping us to deliver the good life we promised our people.
“it is a task that must be achieved for our people as a team which we are”. The governor stated.
The immediate past commissioner for Finance who is now the Supervisor in the Ministry, Mr Bola Oyebamiji while assuring the governor of the commitment of the committee to achieve success in the programme, explained that the programme will open doors for more grants from the World Bank.
He thanked the governor for accepting to listen to the presentation of the committee on a very short notice, saying that it is marker to the fact the governor is passionate about the growth and development of his people.
“I want to assure Mr governor of the commitment of this committee to the success of this programme, we promise to work hard to meet up with the demands of this programme for the benefit of our state.
“it is an opportunity which we must not miss because if we are able to get this grant, I can assure you that it will open more opportunities for Osun to get more grants from the World Bank in future.
“I must not fail to thank Me Governor for agreeing to meet and listen to the presentation of this committee at such short notice, it is a testament to the fact that you are passionate about the growth and development of the state “. Oyebamiji stressed.
During an introductory remark, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mrs Adebimpe Ogunlumade who gave an overview of SFTAS, said the programme is for all the states of the federation aimed at improving fiscal responsibility and it attracts a grant of 750m$.
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