Lagos State House of Assembly, speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa has asked for timely presentation of budgets to the legislature by October of every year to make sure good governance is delivered to the people.
Mudashiru, also Chairman, Conference of Speakers State Legislature of Nigeria, revealed this in his keynote address at a three-day Budget Retreat for Lagos lawmakers in Abeokuta on Saturday.
The theme of the retreat was: “The Imperative of Transformative Governance in Lagos State Through Effective Budgeting and Implementation.”
Obasa said that budget implementation is still a main issue at all levels of government, and it has to change.
His words, “We need to also build the capacity of the civil servants in project management, decentralisation of expenditure and approval processes.
“Others are partnering with the private sector in project implementation within the context of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and better communication between the executive and the legislature on budget issues.”
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