The Ogun assembly has challenged the council administrative heads, especially accounting officers to step up measures at ensuring an up-to-date financial records of their councils’ revenue and expenditure.
Mrs Bolanle Ajayi, the House Committee Chairman on Local Government, gave the challenge, while directing the management teams of Yewa South and Ogun Waterside council areas to re-present the records of their budget performance to capture and reflect all budget heads, especially revenue and recurrent expenditure between January and June.
The House Committee, while appraising the budget performance of Ado-Odo/Ota, Yewa South, Ogun Waterside and Imeko/ Afon local government councils presented by their respective Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGAs) implored them to always give priority to the core needs of the people, especially health services.
Ajayi in company of other lawmakers including Abdul Bashir Oladujoye, Ganiyu Oyedeji, Damilola Soneye, Sikiratu Ajibola, Solomon Osho, Yusuf Adejojo charged the councils to complement the State government development programmes at the grassroots level.
Earlier, the HOLGA, Ado-Odo/Ota, Dr. Daniel Adesanya, reeled out the projects carried out by the council to include a block of two classroom with an office and a store at Joga, Ilogbo as well as construction of health centre at Arije, Ijoko, disclosing that the council generated N1.3bn from grant and independent revenue, with N23.19m expended on capital projects in the period under review.
On his part, the Acting HOLGA, Imeko/Afon Local Government Council, Badejoko Taiwo, submitted that a total of N610.65m was recorded as returns from Federation accounts and independent revenue, stating that N557.9m was expended on recurrent expenditure, with N6.46m on capital projects in the period under review.