THE Ondo State Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Emmanuel Igbasan, on Wednesday said the state government had executed over 800 projects in Akoko area of the state.
Igbasan said this at a consultative meeting with representatives of the four local governments at Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North- East Local Government.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akokoland comprises of four of the six local government areas in the North Senatorial District of the state.
They are Akoko North -East, Akoko North -West, Akoko South -East and Akoko South -West
The commissioner said projects executed included those on road construction and rehabilitation, rehabilitation and construction of non -functional boreholes and rehabilitation and construction of public primary schools and health facilities.
He said the meeting was in preparation for the year 2020 budget and the 2020-2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
Igbasan said the interaction session would enable government to always include people’s priority projects that would foster better relationship and improve awareness of government’s policies, programmes and achievements.
The commissioner, while highlighting the number of projects executed in each of the four local government areas, said 224 projects were completed in Akoko North -East, 160 in Akoko North -West, 195 in Akoko South- East and 222 projects in Akoko South -West.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Bunmi Alade, had said the forum was meant to enhance transparency and accountability in the budget preparation process of the state.
Alade stated that the rationale behind the adoption of MTEF was to achieve accurate estimation of resources available to the state within the medium term planning horizon.
The meeting was attended by caretaker chairmen in the senatorial district, market women, non- governmental organisations, youth leaders, farmers and other stakeholders. (NAN)