Osun state government has directed local governments chairmen to make provision for the sinking of boreholes in the sum of N150 million in the 2024 budget.
A memo dated 18th December 2022 and obtained by Blueprint, Monday, was signed by one Mr Tajudeen Adelabu on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The memo also directed the chairmen to include the sum of N120 million for the renovations of schools across the local government and Area office in the budget.
In the memo titled, “Re-Year 2024 Budget Preparation Of Local Governments”, the sum of N500,000,000 was directed to be budgeted for roads, culverts, and bridges while N20,000,000 is to be earmarked for the renovation of maternity centers.
“I am directed to refer to the above subject and inform you that all the thirty (30) Local Governments and the Area Office are advised to make adequate budgetary provision for special projects in their year 2024 Budget.
“Please note that all projects being monitored by The State Government through the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation of this Ministry should be included
“For the avoidance of doubt, the budgetary provision should include all the following: Education(Schools Renovation) N120,000,000,00; Boreholes N150,000,000,00; Road/Culvert and Bridges N500,000,000,00; and Primary Health Care (Maternity Renovation) N20,000,000,00.”
The state government had announced the completion of boreholes in each of the 332 wards to celebrate 100 days in office.