Ekiti State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr Debo Ajayi has called on Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries and other accounting officers in the state to ensure that all uncompleted projects of their MDAs are properly captured in the proposed 2013 Budget.
The Commissioner made the call in Ado Ekiti during a forum organised to fashion out modalities and ground rules for sectoral negotiations of ministries, departments and Agencies. Ajayi said that the position of government was that all on-going projects must be completed before embarking on new ones, adding that the only exception would be a few critical ones that would enhance the implementation of the administration’s 8-point Agenda.
While commending the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the state for the success recorded so far in the implementation of the 2012 budget, he appealed to participants to ensure that the objectives of the programmes are achieved.
In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Sola Folorunsho noted that the state had witnessed paradigm shift under which the state has moved away from hitherto incremental budgeting to zero/activity/ result based budgeting effective from 2013.
He said that all programmes and projects must have direct link with the actualization of core mandates/ functions of the relevant MDAs. He also stressed the need to put all projects in their order of priority with due cognisance to the limited funds available to the state.
Last modified: November 12, 2012