Niyi Akande, Osogbo.
The Co-ordinating Director of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Ayobami Akinpelu, has charged the Heads of Budget and Finance in the Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas in Osun State to let transparency and accountability be their watchword, while preparing the year 2020 budget.
Mr. Akinpelu gave the charge while declaring open a two-day interactive session on the preparation of year 2020 estimates at the Conference Hall of the ministry.
According to him, the exercise is to assist them on technical issues that are involved in the preparation of the estimate.
The CD posited that the career officers, being the engine room of government should be well equipped with knowledge and technicalities needed for proper planing and the economic development of the state.
In order to be in line with international best practices, the CD enjoined the Heads of Budget and Finance to ensure that the budget they would prepare comply with International Public Sector Accounting Standards.
He said the prime concern of administration of Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola was to ensure good governance and security of lives and property of the entire citizenry, adding that the government at the local level should key in into this objective for the benefit of their people.
Mr. Akinpelu emphasized that whatever the administrations at the grassroots have in plan for their people should transform into budgetary provisions, saying that there is no room for extra budgetary spending.