Budget: Kwara Speaker
makes case for more citizenship participation
August 3rd, 2020
The Speaker, Kwara
state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu has explained that the
ongoing citizens participation in Kwara state budgetary process is to enhance
inclusive governance and people oriented development across the sixteen (16)
local government of the State.
this disclosure while delivering a keynote address at the Kwara North Town Hall
Meeting for Citizens participation in the 2021 Kwara state government budget,
held at Moro local government headquarters Bode Saadu.
The town hall meeting
coordinated by the Kwara state Ministry of Finance and Planning, was graced by
His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara state - Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
The legislator said
"As a government of the people, we have come to listen to your plights and
ensure the budget reflects the needs of our people. As representatives, we are
not unaware of the numerous developmental challenges of Kwara North, but we
need to hear directly from various stakeholders for us to set our priorities
While urging all
stakeholders to feel free in airing their opinions to assist the government in
its readiness to address the enormous developmental challenges facing the
District, Danladi- Salihu particularly enjoined young people and women to come
forth with ideas capable of increasing sustainable youth and women employment
and empowerment rate in the State.
He noted that the 2020
budget performance so far is encouraging and has, to a very large extent,
impacted positively on socioeconomic development of the State and craved for
more support from the people to do more.
In his remarks,
Chairman House Committee on Finance, Hon. Ambali Olatunji Ibrahim said the Town
hall meeting will afford his committee the opportunity to have a seamless
budget consideration and passage exercise, noting that every stage of the
budget process, its implementation, monitoring and evaluation will be open to
Ambali added that
"The 9th Kwara state House of Assembly is open to suggestions and
contributions on moving Kwara state forward, assuring that funds would be
appropriated to programs and projects that would impact positively on the
The Town hall meeting has
representatives of market men and women, farmers, artisans, traditional rulers,
women, youths, physically challenged, religious institutions, Non governmental
organization from Kwara North Senatorial District among others, who made
significant contributions on areas of interest they would.like the 2020 budget
at the Town hall meeting are members of the House of Assembly from Kwara North
Senatorial District, House Leader - Hon. Abubakar Mogaji Olawoyin, Commissioner
for Works and Transport - Rotimi Iliasu and Commissioner for local government
and chieftaincy affairs - Arch. Mohammed Saifudeen.