Towards ensuring accountability, transparency and independent judiciary, with zero tolerance for corrupt practices, the Ogun State Judiciary has declared revenue of N70.1m, representing 28.5 percent of its 2019 target revenue at the end of March.
The Chief Registrar, Mrs. Funmi Stanley made this known when she gave the rundown of the first quarter’s budget before the House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation, led by its Chairman, Hon. Victor Fasanya, at the Assembly Complex, Abeokuta.
Stanley said the revenue were mostly generated from various court fines, fees from High Courts, Magistrate and Customary Courts across the State, adding that probate earnings from administrative of estates was the highest, with 48.1m, running to 36.44 percent performance.
She revealed that the target revenue for this year was N250m, saying, “we had already realised the sum of seventy million, one hundred and thirty thousand, four hundred and ninety three naira, ninety one kobo, at the end of March”.
The Chief Registrar noted that from the overhead cost, the agency was able to organise training for the Staff, made some renovations and met up with day to day running of affairs in the State Judiciary.
In his submission, Hon. Fasanya, commended the Judiciary as an effective arbiter between the government and the governed, privileged and less- privileged people in the society, enjoining that due process should always be undertaken as a practice, with strict adherence to the rule of law.
In another development, the State Property and Investment Corporation said it has generated N1.32Bn in the last three months of the year.
The revenue, according to the Managing Director, OPIC, Barr. Babajide Odusolu, represented by the Director of Finance and Account, Mr. Adeniyi Adenekan, said the revenue was generated from contractor and deed registration fees, change of ownership fee, sales of building, rent on government assets and properties amongst others.
Also, the State House of Assembly, Ministry of Regional Integration, State Universal Basic Education Board, Bureaux of Lands and Housing and Information Technology, D. S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, State Cassava Revolution Programme, State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, State Hospitals, Sokenu and Ijebu Ode as well as Bureau of Transport had their budget performance appraised by the lawmakers.