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Lagos to allocate more funds to security in 2021 budget

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says security will be given serious consideration in the 2021 budget.

Obasa stated this at the opening ceremony of a 4-Day Retreat On Medium-Term Expenditure Framework And Budget Process For Members And Staff of Lagos State House of Assembly tagged ” Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) As A Critical Tool For Effective Planning And Budgeting” held in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

The Speaker said security had improved tremendously, but that the achievements needed to be consolidated.

Obasa noted that the retreat was to enhance the human capacity of the lawmakers in the area of budget analysis, saying that the knowledge of MTEF was critical to the understanding of budget planning and process.

He said despite the challenges of COVID-19, the 2020 budget was well implemented and that the state government was able to upon smile on the faces of the people.

Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, said Lagos since its emergence as a democratic state in 1979 had been playing a prominent role in the transformation of Nigeria’s economy, and that of West Africa.

Barnabas Hunjo

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