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Oyo Allocates #13.2Billion To Establish Health Centers in 351 Wards …..As Makinde Presents 2021 #266.6Billion ‘Budget of Continued Consolidation’

Oyo Allocates #13.2Billion To Establish Health Centers in 351 Wards …..As Makinde Presents 2021 #266.6Billion ‘Budget of Continued Consolidation’

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has on Monday, presented the year 2021 budget to the State House of Assembly.

The budget which was tagged ‘2021 Budget of Continued Consolidation’ has a recurrent expenditure of #136,262,990billion while #130,381billion was set aside as capital expenditure.

A close look at the figures of the budget showed education receiving #56billion, which represented 21% of the fiscal while infrastructure has the sum of #46billion at 17.2% of the total budget.

On health, a total of #13.2billion, representing 4.9% of the budget was set aside for the establishment of primary health centers across 351 wards in the State.

While thanking members of the House of Assembly for their unwavering support to the executive towards repositioning the State, Makinde added that the administration aimed at achieving 70% implementation of the 2021 fiscal target.

“The 2021 is #12billion above the 2020 budget and this is to further drive a consolidation effort that we have started this year on the previous budgets.

“We were able to achieve 50.2% of the 2020 budget implementation and you will agree with me that it was due to causes beyond our control like the Covid-19 pandemic and other crisis that bedeviled the nation and the world at large.

“So it is pertinent that we appreciate the members of the State House of Assembly for their staunch support for all welfarist programmes of the present administration, they are wonderful,” he said.