From ‘Yanju Uwala
The Ogun State Government has engaged relevant stakeholders across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to review the Medium-Term Sectoral Strategy (MTSS 2021-2023) for improved efficiency of the document in subsequent years.
Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan while speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, noted that it is essential to appraise the current plan for better performance.
Olabimtan maintained that the working document for the three-year plan would provide a benchmark towards changing needs and circumstances, as well as identify strategic deficiencies for advancement.
The Commissioner clarified that the process was not to kick-start the 2022-2024 MTEF as the State still awaits the approval of Medium-Term Expenditures Framework (MTEF2022-2024) by the House of Assembly.
He added that the State was already on track with the MTEF model, which was newly introduced at the advent of the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration, saying “the plan now is to evaluate and give more technical support to MDAs.
“The present administration still aligns with its strategic allocation of resources in line with the Economic Development agenda of the government, which places a premium on projects that have revenue generating capacity, and job creation.
Speaking, two of the participants, Permanent Secretary Bureau of State Pensions, Mr. Kolawole Sodehinde, and Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Ministry of Forestry, Mr. Kayode Aina described the forum as an eye opener in developing MTSS in line with international best practices.