Obafemi-Owode LG: Ogunsola Presents Year 2022 Fiscal Budget Proposal to the Legislative Council

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By Prince Segun Soneye

The Executive Chairman, Obafemi- Owode Local Government, Ambassador Ogunsola Adesina Lanre, on Thursday presented the year 2022 Budget to the Legislative Council, tagged ” Budget of Securing Our Future Together”.

While delivering his speech, Ambassador Ogunsola highlighted the importance of his commitment toward the actualisation of the Budget, so that dividends of democracy gets to the nooks and crannies of the local government as promised during his electioneering campaign.

The Council Boss expressed his profound gratitude to God for making it possible for him to present the fiscal budgets to the Legislative Council.

According to the Council boss “It is imperative that we jointly agree to leave an enduring legacy and make our landmarks on the sand of history, in line with this administration’s strict commitment to the budgetary discipline”.

He further stated that, Year 2022 Appropriation Bill came out of wide ranging consultations and deliberations with various stakeholders across lengths and breadths of the Local Government.

He therefore stressed that, all efforts will be made to ensure proper implementation of this year appropriation Bill as well as monitoring of its performance to maximize the dividends of democracy for the good people of Obafemi-Owode Local Government.

Ogunsola later reviewed the Year 2021 Budgets, sighted the Challenges this administration experienced during the COVID-19 pandemics, as well as aftermath effects on the independent revenue, including socio-economic activities of the local government in the year 2021.

“Despite this, we will still note with satisfaction, that the programs, projects and policies were so far put in place, to make sure that our administration continue to have positive impact on the living standards and well-being of our people” the chairman said.

Meanwhile, the Year 2021 Budget has N 2,926,033,780.00 as the total expenditure appropriated.

Some of the achievements highlighted in the past year included:

Grading of rural roads across the various wards in Obafemi Owode Local Government.

Complete Overhauling of ‘Komatsu’ engine plant grader and purchased of Six new tires.

Extensive Rehabilitation and Refurbishment of Chairman and Vice Chairman Offices.

Proposed and unveiling of Ultra modern shopping complex.

Others, included; the Proposed and unveiling of Ultra modern trailer park at Degbe, Alapako.

Extensive Renovation and Refurbishment of Head of Local Government Administration and Secretary to the Local Government Offices.

Renovation of Ajura Health Centre.

Renovation of Local Government Secretariat.

Distribution of writing and customized exercise books to pupils and students in  Primary and Secondary Schools.

The Council Chairman there after presented the sum of N3,086,572,980.00 as Year 2022 Fiscal Budget to the Legislative Council, and urged them for speedy deliberations and passage of the budget proposal, as this will further make positive impacts in the lives of our people through people’s oriented policies, programs and projects, he added.

Ambassador Ogunsola concluded that “having put into considerations the limitation posed by lack of adequate funds and ever increasing demands for public goods, hence, our administration remain focused in our determination to march on”.

He therefore urged the Legislative arm of the Council to join hands with the Executives to set an enduring legacy in the Local Government.

The Leader of the Legislative Council, Hon. Kayode Akinsola, in his acceptance speech appreciated the executive chairman, for his giant strides in taking Obafemi-Owode Local Government to greater heights and promised his unalloyed support at all times, and further assured the speedy passage of the Budget with the cooperation from the heads of departments, where their attention is needed.

At the event are; the Political functionaries, the Councillors, the Head of Local Government Administration, Mr. Fatai Ogundele and the Career Officers.


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