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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Ado Odo/Ota LGA generates N78m in 8 months

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Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area in Ogun, said on Thursday that it generated about N78 million as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) between January and August.
Mr Basiru Adeniji, the Executive Chairman of the council, disclosed this while receiving members of Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs on an oversight visit to the council.
Adeniji said that the revenue was generated from license fees, fines, rent on land among others.
“The council raked in the sum of N5.4million from license fees, over N3million from fines, while we got N1.5 million from rent on land.
“We also generated revenue from extra ordinary items, repayments, rent on government buildings among others,” he said.
Adeniji lamented that the council was confronted with the problem of refuse management, saying that its finances can’t adequately take care of the problem.
He pleaded with the committee to prevail on the State Government to assist the council by providing refuse trucks to solve the problem.
“The issue of harmonisation of revenue collection by the State Government should be seriously looked into as the local councils are not benefiting from the venture,” he said.
Responding, Mr Olusola Sonuga, the Committee Chairman, reassured that the assembly would continue to support the need for total autonomy for Local Governments in the state.
Sonuga said that the autonomy would engender more development at the grassroots.
The lawmaker advised council to concentrate on executing capital projects, saying that it was the surest way to ensure solid grassroots development.

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