Ogun State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr. Olaolu Olabimtan has tasked Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government in the State to harness economic growth potentials for the prosperity of the people
Mr Olambitan made this known during an engagement meeting for MDAs in Abeokuta.
He reiterated that, MDAs at all levels should integrate demographic dividend into programmes and policies of the government, noting that, the thematic pillars of the demographic policy which includes Health and Wellbeing, Economic Empowerment, Education among others were closely related to the ‘ISEYA’ mantra of the present administration, calling for its mainstreaming to achieve the desired result.
The Commissioner urged the MDAs to establish an effective monitoring and evaluation unit for proper data collection, acknowledging the support of the United Nations Population Agency (UNFPA), for the production of a Roadmap, a working document designed to strategically harvest the demographic dividends for economic advancement of the people.
Also speaking, the Director of Planning in the Ministry, Mr. Olayemi Otunnuga noted that, human population was growing at a geometric rate and it behooves on all stakeholders to plan and maximise the demographic opportunities for overall economic prosperity.