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Akala promises to increase LG funding

Posted by By SEYE OJO, Ibadan on 2008/03/28 | Views: 430 |

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Akala promises to increase LG funding


Oyo State government is set to increase the fund that goes to its 33 local government areas with the excess crude oil account of the state.

Oyo State government is set to increase the fund that goes to its 33 local government areas with the excess crude oil account of the state.

Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala disclosed this in Ibadan on Tuesday at the official opening of the office of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter at Iyaganku Quarters in the state capital.

Represented by his deputy, Alhaji Taofeek Arapaja, the governor stated that his administration decided to take the step in order to enable the local government councils improve majorly in the execution of capital projects that would go a long way in bringing succour to the people at the grassroot level.

"It is equally important to assure you that our amiable governor will critically look into the issue of signatory to the stabilization account and excess crude oil fund towards increasing your capacity to implement capital projects that would improve the lives of the grassroots people," he said.

Alao-Akala, however, urged the chairmen of the 33 local governments who all graced the occasion in persons to be above board and adequately deliver the dividends of democracy to the people by doing more in the area of provision of infrastructural facilities such as roads, potable water, security, food and other physiological needs of the people in their various local governments.

In his address, ALGON Chairman in the state, Mr. Ademola Ojo, commended Governor Alao-Akala for the good gesture, saying the incumbent regime has done a lot for the people of the state.
While appreciating the governor for providing the conducive place for ALGON, which comprises all the 33 local government chairmen in the state, Ojo appealed to the governor for the provision of new official cars and a benefiting official bus for the use of the association members.

On the provision of infrastrutual facilities to the grassroot people, ALGON chairman enjoined the governor to authorize the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Hosea Ayoola Agboola to grant approval for the release of the funds kept in the individual stabilization account of the councils with a view to using the money to execute more developmental projects.


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