The government of Oyo State and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Akure field office finalized the plans for the implementation of the social protection plan and the implementation of the ‘Oyo State.
Speaking at a four-day stakeholder meeting held in Oyo city, Budget and Economic Planning Commissioner Prof. Musibau Babatunde said the state, through continued engagement with stakeholders, finalized the production of a medium-term sector strategy (MTSS).
Professor Babatunde said that part of the goals of the social protection program was to address the problems of lack of access to education and health care for children.
He said the policy aims to strengthen social protection among vulnerable people in the state.
Professor Babatunde also said the partnership with UNICEF would provide a unique opportunity for the state’s most vulnerable people to access development and intervention programs.
“The essence of the social protection partnership is to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable people in the state. Thanks to this, we will make it an integral part of the state’s development and intervention programs, ”he said.
The meeting, organized by the State Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning and UNICEF, brought together representatives of civil society organizations, the media and development partners, among others.
Speaking earlier, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, Mofoluke Adebiyi, said the workshop aimed to articulate and map social protection programs in the state for proper domestication of policy national social protection.
She recalled that a three-day technical working session held in Oyo between August 30 and September 1 resulted in the production of a clean and updated revised policy document which resulted in the toolkit of the workshop.
In another development, the Oyo State government reiterated its full commitment to the well-being of the less privileged, saying it will spare no effort to especially care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC ).
The wife of the governor of Oyo State, Engr. Tamunominini Makinde gave this assurance today on the tenth anniversary of Winnie’s Castle Orphanage, Ibadan.
She said that the current administration of Oyo State would meet basic needs and protect the right of every child to survival, development, protection and participation, in accordance with the Human Rights Act. child of the state (2006).