The Oyo State Government has said plans are underway to build an airport in the Oke -Ogun zone of the state as a way of boosting the internally generated revenue of the state.
The State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musbau Babatunde, made the disclosure, in Saki, while addressing critical stakeholders at a forum organised by the Ministry to educate the people on the state’s 20-year Development Plan.
Professor Musbau, while unveiling the plan, also gave insight into the 5-year short term plan that would aid the actualisation of the long term plan for the attainment of Oyo’s growth emancipation, saying the state had enough funds to ensure the plans are actualised.
Also speaking at the event, the Special Assistant to Governor Seyi Makinde on Economic Planning, Gbenga Oyekola, asserted that the plan, both in the short, medium and long term, is developed to ensure that abandoned projects that funds have been earmarked for might be strategically channeled to other beneficial projects.
Stressing the need for people to express their views at the stakeholders meeting, the Chairman of Saki West Local Government Area, Sarafadeen Omirinde, implored the Oyo State Government to erect adequate street-lights in other regions of Oke-Ogun area so as to ensure reduction of crime and criminality to the barest minimum.
In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Mofoluke Adebiyi, described the 20 – year – plan as an integral blueprint that would pitch Oyo State to enviable heights.
The event, christened: “Stakeholders Engagement and Validation Meeting on Oyo State 2040 and Medium Term Plan 2021-2025″, has been touring major parts of the state and has had in attendance royal fathers, traditional rulers, civil society groups, community leaders and trade associations, among other stakeholders.
Oyo State to build airport in Oke-Ogun axis