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Obasanjo Charges Ogun LCDA N10 Annually as Rent for Secretariat Building
“RENT RATE, GOOD GESTURE”
Chairman, Coker /Ibogun Local Council Development Area (LCDA), in Ogun state, Mr Juwon Gbadebo, on Wednesday, said that the council secretariat building was donated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo with a rent of N10 (ten naira) paid annually to the ex- president.
Gbadebo disclosed this while playing host to members of Ogun Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs who were on oversight.
The Chairman explained that the 25 – room one storey building donated by the former president who was born in Ibogun and the rent rate charged was a good gesture
He noted that the storey building had adequate water supply system, toilet facilities in each room and a standby generator to supply electricity whenever there was a power outage.
“The former president extended his Corporate Social Responsibility to the council when it was created last year and I think he is concern with the immediate growth and development of the LCDA and the state at large, ” he said.
The chairman, however, said that the Council was able to rehabilitate Ibogun /Olaogun Mini Water Scheme and also sink a motorised borehole at Abule Oko area of the council.
” We have also completed two health centres at Abule Oke and Ilepa. We also roof local council nursery and primary school at Orogan Adewolu area, ” he said.
Responding, Committee Chairman, Mr Olusola Sonuga , enjoined the LCDA to focus more on capital projects, saying that the people at the grassroot level must enjoy the dividend of democracy.
Sonuga urged the council to make agriculture its priority, saying that the council would generate more revenue from agriculture.
The lawmaker advised the councillors, career officers and the executives to cooperate with one another for the betterment of the citizens.