The Lagos State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Sam Egube, has revealed that the state’s 2021 budget would prioritise employment generation, food security and youth empowerment.
Egube made this disclosure while addressing the members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC) of the National Economic Council (NEC) about some projects of the State Government.
The Commissioner who received members of the IMC today explained that Sanwo-Olu’s administration is committed to consolidating the gains of democracy, as well as the Federal Government’s efforts in this space, by making employment generation, food security, and youth empowerment key priorities in the 2021 budget.
He, however, revealed that the new year would witness the commissioning of completed projects and the development of new infrastructure.
The Chief Resilience Officer of Lagos State, Arc. Gbolahan Oki, who coordinated the visit, expressed delight that various projects of the State Government monitored by the IMC were either completed or at various stages of completion, noting that the projects would add value to the quality of lives of Lagosians.
According to him, the inspected projects cover major thematic areas adopted by the State, in line with the 71-Point Resolution of the National Economic Council, and will stimulate a greater and integrated economic development.Follow us on social media