LAST MINUTE PROMISE: Amosun Assures Ogun LCDAs Of Adequate Funding
LESS than seven months to go as the governor of Ogun State, long cap wearing Ibikunle Amosun, has reiterated his commitment to always make adequate provision for the sustainability of the newly created 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) through prompt payment of both local government staff and primary cchool teachers salaries and arrears among others.
Amosun, through the Press Officer, Ministry Of Local Government And Chieftancy, Mrs. Oluwaseun Boye, gave this reassurance while wrapping up the Treasury Board meeting on year 2019 budget, at the Obas’ complex conference hall in Abeokuta.
The Governor said apart from adequate welfare for local government staffers, priority has also be given to the provision of basic infrastructure, which has helped in opening up the local communities to investors, noting that all on-going road projects would be completed before the end of this administration.
He boasted that no state in the south west could match up with his administration in terms of infrastructural development, saying, ‘’gradually, we are getting there, I challenge any state that has done up to half of what we have done in Ogun state to come out”.
Presenting his ministry’s 2019 budget proposal, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko commended the government for prompt payment of Local government staff’s salaries as and when due, noting that, with the help of state government, all challenges encountered during the migration from 20 Local Governments to 57 Councils, were surmounted.
On achievement, he noted that additional 40 monarchs and 2,706 village chiefs (Baales) were installed in the last three and half years, pointing out that the upgrading of Vigilante Service of Ogun State (VSO) to So-Safe Corps, had contributed to the peace and tranquillity been experienced in the State.