Ogun State Government says it will put in place more youth oriented empowerment and development programmes through capacity building, with a view to evolving an enduring legacy of sports from the grassroots and school system.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, said this at the 2020 Budget defense before the lawmakers at the House of Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, explaining that, to achieve the Ministry’s objectives for 2020, a total expenditure of N796.17m was being proposed for the next fiscal year.
Fagbohun analysed the budget proposal to include; N572.01m for capital expenditure and N224m would go for recurrent, with expected revenue put at N4.5m, saying his Ministry would seek more private sector collaboration for viable sports projects and events in the coming year.
In another development, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Ranti Oladeinde during her defense said, the budget proposal of the Ministry was targeted at investing in women, men, young and old through participatory approaches for sustainable growth of the State.
Oladeinde added that the Ministry had proposed a total budget size of N835.8m for next year, out of which N475m would be expended on various capital projects, including the completion of phase 1 of the Women Development Centre at Kobape amongst others, with the remaining N360m earmarked for recurrent expenditure.
Also, the Managements of the Dipo Dina international Stadium, Ijebu Ode, Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu, Gateway Stadium, Ilaro and MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta, presented their budget proposals before the lawmakers.
Head, Information Unit, OGHA