To attract more industries, Osun State government has concluded plans to build N2billion power sub-stations.
The power clusters which are to be located in Dagbolu, in Osogbo will guarantee industries 12 hours uninterrupted power supply.
This was disclosed by Osun Commissioner for Finance Wale Bolorunduro who was the guest of the month of the Oyo State Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
In a paper entitled “Improving Public Finance for Better Governance: The Example of the State of Osun” Bolorunduro maintained that the government will drive employment of Osun people through local content policies by impressing it on foreign companies to employ Nigerians to work in their companies.
In education, the finance commissioner stated that the government spent N900million to produce 70,000 school uniforms for schools during which 3,000 indigenous tailors were employed.
The finance commissioner stated that the through ‘Opon-Imo’ (Tablet of Knowledge), the state has saved over N8 billion in buying text and note books for schools pupils.
While saying the Opon Imo cost close to N3billion, he added that efforts are on the way to improve the tablet to check its misuse among pupils.
He disclosed that government will renovate and rehabilitate nine state hospitals at the cost of N1.7 billion.
The Commissioner explained further that instead of going to the banks,” we went to the capital market and register a programme and before you know it, we have raised enough money needed for the development of our state”.
While acknowledging greater feats in terms of infrastructure, education and other sectors, the Commissioner for Finance said the administration of Ogbeni Aregbesola has succeeded in creating 45,000 employments, through the Youths Empowerment Programme and 5,000 teachers for primary and secondary schools in the state.
He said “We have achieved in terms of better governance, I wish to reiterate our commitments and resolution not to rest on our oars until ours become the best governance which governments at Federal level and other states will continue to mirror.
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