Ogun Women Affairs Ministry Defends Over N1bn 2024 Budget, Solicits Support to Combat GBV

The Ogun Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Adijat Adeleye, on Monday, defended the over N1billion appropriated for the ministry in the state’s 2024 fiscal budget.

Adeleye appeared before the Committee on Finance and Appropriatio led by Mr Musefiu Lamidi, representing Ado-Odo/Igbesa constituency, at the Ogun House of Assembly complex, Abeokuta.

She solicited for more support from the legislators in containing incidences of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and gender inequality in the state. Naira Devaluation Deepens Economic Crisis in Nigeria

The commissioner said that out of the total budget to the ministry, the sum of N353 million was earmarked for capital projects while N651million was for recurrent expenditure.

According to her, over N12 million was being expected as Internally Generated Revenue during the fiscal year.

Adeleye stated that part of the ministry’s target in the year was the completion of rehabilitation of Fatty Lammy Rehabilitation Centre at Oke-Ilewo and the Women Development Centre at Kobape among others.

She commended the assembly for identifying with the ministry through their strategic roles of orientating the grassroots on gender based issues, especially the enactment of relevant legislations to protect the women and other vulnerable groups.

Other agencies that defended their budget estimates for the 2024 fiscal year included the Ministry of Community Development and Cooperatives and the Office of the Auditor General for State and its Local Government counterpart.