Ado Odo Ota LG generates N30.7m in 3 months


Mr Adewale Lawal,  the Transition Committee Chairman,  Ado Odo Ota local government, on Tuesday, said the council generated the sum of N30.7million as revenue between August and October.

Lawal disclosed this in Ota while playing host to members of Ogun Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs , who were on oversight visit to the local government. 

The transition committee chairman explained that the revenue were generated from licenses, fees, fines, sales, earnings, rent on government buildings, rent on land and extra ordinary items. 

He added that the local government received over N523million as Federal allocation during the period under review,  saying that N7.3 million was spent on capital expenditure.

He stated that the council had in the course of the year completed the lateriting and grading of roads across its  16 wards to improve ease of movement and economic activities in the council area. 

Lawal said that the local government had also raised 1,000 pullet birds for the purpose of egg production.

He, however,  said that some revenues of the local government had been taken over by the state government,  saying it had made it difficult for local government to meet up with its electoral promises. 

He added that the resources available to the council were too meagre to meet the numerous demand of the people at the grassroot.

At Ifo Local Government, the Transition Committee Chairman, Mr Fola Salami,  said that the council generated over N17.4million as revenue during the period under review. 

Salami explained that the council had received N6million as allocation from the state between August and October.

He  itemized projects carried out to include a block of 3 classrooms at Ishasi, rehabilitation of Primary Health Care Centre at Maidan among others.

Responding,  Mr Akeem Balogun,  the Chairman , House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,   expressed satisfaction to the administrative acumen of the council chairmen. 

He described  their developmental strides as right steps towards fostering and promote democratic practices to the people.

Balogun in company of other lawmakers tasked the councils to intensify efforts at sensitising residents on tax compliance and revenue payment to further shore up government coffers for improved delivery of more democratic dividends to the people. 

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