OGUN 2021 BUDGET: EDUCATION GULPS N58 BILLION

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Gov Abiodun

 

 

Gov Abiodun
Education sector has once again taken the front burner in the Ogun State 2021 appropriation bill receiving the lion share of N 58,158.55 billion, representing 17 percent of the total budget of N338,158.55 billion.

The Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun during the official presentation of the 2021 Budget Proposal tagged; “Budget of Recovery and Sustainability” to the State House of Assembly at the Assembly Complex, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta, posited that the State is being known and recognised as the education capital of the nation, hence the need to give the sector more attention so as to continually maintain its position.

Prince Abiodun mentioned further that apart from teachers’ welfare which has also become a great priority of the government, payment of bursary to all Ogun State indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country that has been suspended for eight years has been restored, saying efforts are on-going for immediate implementation.

“As you all know, Ogun State is the Education capital of the nation. Our administration has continued to deepen this legacy with multifaceted initiatives that strengthen leadership, enhance infrastructure, motivate the personnel and generally improve the teaching and learning environment for teachers and students.

“Payment of bursary to all Ogun State indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country that has been suspended for eight years and has been restored by this administration. I have directed the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology to work out the modalities for its immediate implementation”, he said.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, while fielding questions from newsmen in his office submitted that giving the education sector utmost attention was another giant stride of the present administration geared towards securing the life of the future generation.

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