Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has suspended foreign trips of government officials.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed.
The governor, while addressing the State Executive Council on Thursday, called for due diligence on the budget preparation process, reading out key policy directives on the governance of the state, according to Vanguard.
The meeting was attended by all members of the executive council deliberated on 2024 budget proposals from the Ministries, departments and agencies as a prelude to the submission of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework to the State House of Assembly.
He said that foreign travel for top officials has been suspended for the year, except for any emergency which has to be approved by the governor.
“Foreign trips for top officials for the rest of the year are hereby suspended unless there is a direct emergency to be authorized by the Governor.
“We must sustain the momentum of our service delivery by avoiding excessive spending on recurrent and overheads. Our needs from office to accommodation are much but our resources are limited. So we have to devise a coping mechanism pending the time our funding situation will improve”, he said.