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Ogun Information Ministry budgets N715m for 2016

10 December 2015, 17:39

Abeokuta - Mr Dayo Adeneye, Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Ogun, on Thursday said the ministry had proposed N715 million as its budget for 2016.

Adeneye disclosed this while defending the ministry’s budget proposal for 2016 before the state’s House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation in Abeokuta.

He said that N225 million had been earmarked for capital expenditure while N490 million would be spent on recurrent expenditure.

He also said that it was expected that the ministry would generate revenue of N5 million during the period, adding that the ministry would create a short message platform where citizens could lodge complaints at the rate of N50.

Adeneye expressed the hope that the platform would boost the internal revenue generation profile of the ministry.

Under capital project, he said that the ministry would spend N49 million on the purchase of motor vehicles while N9.9 million would be spent on furniture and fittings.

Also read: Oshiomole to present 2016 budget Wednesday

He said that the ministry would develop strategies that could be effectively used to mobilise the entire citizenry for positive development.

Defending the budget of the state’s Television Station (OGTV), the Acting General Manager, Mr Dele Bolujoko, said that the station proposed N250 million as its revenue for 2016.

He said that the station had earmarked N1.3 billion as its total expenditure for 2016, adding that N1 billion was for capital expenditure while N381 million would be for recurrent expenditure.

Bolukojo said that the station would migrate to digital transmission platform soon, and that there was need to re-engineer OGTV to meet international standards.

He said that the station would spend N170 million to purchase Outside Broadcasting Van and N30 million for UPS and Inverters.

He said that the budget objective was the provision of necessary equipment that would enable the organisation to meet the 2017 analogue-to-digital transmission migration deadline.



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