Ojokoro Budget Presentation: Council Boss Presents 2.2 Billion as 2018 Budget Appropriation…As Roads in Ojokoro will Receive Massive attention from HID Adminstration
The executive chairman Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, Hon. Hammed Idowu Tijani presents the 2018 budget estimate to lawmakers, on Tuesday, 27th March, 2018, the council boss while making his presentation in the chamber of the legislative arm of the council, highlighted the need to address human development, while considering the economic and social challenges faced by the people.
In line with the one of the objectives of Sustainable Development Goal SDG, vision 2030, the council boss said, he is ready to take holistic steps in other to ensure that the less privilege are not marginalized.
While presenting a total budget of Two billion two hundred and forty-three million One hundred and forty-nine thousand two hundred and forty naira thirty kobo (2,243,149,240.35) as appropriation for 2018 fiscal year.
He said, his adminstration will give priority to community infrastructural development with construction of 12 new roads, which includes; Ward A; Olubiyi Fayitan Street, Ward B; Ogunsola Street/Olabode Street, Ward C; Ile- Ogbo Street, Ward D; Aina Street, Ward E; Yusuf Street, Ward F; Taiwo Adeyoola Street and Ward G; Gbeleyi Street.
Others are; Ogunmola Alara/Sobo Street Alagbado, Lekan Adewunmi Close, Alagbado, Adebajo/Opeta Street, Alakuko; and Segun Akinyemi/Olu Akinade, Akinde Alakuko.
Also with the construction of two special roads for the fiscal year in line with the Vision of His Excellency Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode the Executive Governor of Lagos State.
Other critical areas the Budget will focus includes; Rural Economy Sustainability, Women Empowerment Programmes, Education and Child Development, Promotion of Street Soccer competitions, rehabilitations of primary schools among others.
The Department of Works, Housing and Infrastructure which got the largest capital Expenditure has 783,656,642.99 followed by Education with 32,000,000.00; Health 23,000,000,00; MDG/Donor Agencies; 25,000,000.00; Commerce, Finance Cooperative Supply 3,000,000.00.
Others are; Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) 10,000,000.00, Environmental Services and Waste Management (ESWAN) 7,000,000.00, Budget and Planning Department 5,000,000.00 and Agric. Rural and Social Development has 10,000,000.00.
The Executive chairman Ojokoro LCDA Hon. Hammed Idowu Tijani while speaking with newsmen shortly after the presentation, said, “This 2018 budget is tagged, achieving sustainable development through infrastructural renewal, we have focus, and we shall work assiduously to ensure we meet the yearnings of our people. This budget will provide more development for our local council. Let me use this opportunity to call on our people to pay their levies to designated banks written on the notice of payment served by officials of the council, as I implore this is be done within seven days after notice must have been served so as to help us meet up with our vision.” HID said.
Meanwhile, the council chairman urged the lawmakers to expedite work on the budget estimate.
In his response the leader of Ojokoro legislative arm Hon. AbdulAzizz Kolawole Osho assures the council chairman and the good people of Ojokoro that the budget will be critical looked into to meet up time.
“I want commend the chairman for peaceful relation within the two arm of government, as we are aware the council cannot meet the demand of our people at once, hence, we are of the firm opinion that meeting the priority needs of our people, so that we can give them sense of belonging and we encourage our people to pay their rates and levies as at when due.” Osho said.
While promising that a speedy consideration and approval shall be given to the budget.
He also said the legislative arm shall assist the executive in ensuring even development is spread across Ojokoro local council development area.
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