OGUN BUDGET COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR INCREASED ALLOCATION TO MONITORING AND EVALUATION ACTIVITIES

Towards ensuring expected outcomes on projects and programmes carried out by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the Ogun State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan has advocated for substantial increase in financial allocation to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities in the State.

Olabimtan made the call in Abeokuta during the review of the national policy on M&E by the State Technical Working committee, saying that before now, required priority have not been given to Monitoring and Evaluation.

According to him, the present administration will ensure that it gets value for the funds being released for the execution of projects and programmes as it is taking steps to domesticate the national policy on Monitoring and Evaluation.

In his words, ” we are here today as the State Technical Working Committee on M&E to review the national policy in a bid to domesticate it in the state within the context of the national document”.

Olabimtan expressed optimism that as a government that is committed to good governance, the domestication of the document will efficiently drive monitoring and evaluation mechanism that will ensure that government and the people of the state get value for projects being executed by government and its agencies.

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