Osun releases N797 million to new local governments, others

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor
Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor

The Governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the release of a sum of N797 million as take-off grant to the newly created Local Council Developments Areas, Area Councils, and Administrative Offices in the state.

The funds approved by the governor also included the Stabilisation Funds to the existing Local Government Areas of the state.

A statement by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, Semiu Okanlawon, gave the breakdown of the funds released to each of the administrative units as follows: N15 million to each of the 31LCDAs; N9 million to each of the 3 Area Councils; N5 million to each of the 2 Administrative Offices; and N10million to each of the 30 LGs.

According to the release, the governor urged the leadership at each of these strata of local government administration in the state to ensure the realisation of the main objectives of the creation of the various administrative units, the most paramount of which is the rapid development of the state.

He reminded the leadership to be conscious of the main targets which include pursuit of revenue generation, market development, control and supervision, environmental sanitation, primary health care delivery and elementary education superintendence.

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  • DObservation

    Many ask how Osun is able to carry out so many capital infrastructure projects… For me, this is the major reason. The transparency and accountability that Aregbesola has introduced into managing the finances of the state. Innovation after innovation, Aregbesola continues to stand out.

    • FEMI A

      The Shuku introduced few years ago enable him to stand the test of time and the use of kitchen cabinet. Than you Omo Baba Aregbe. Show your Omoluabi and follow through with networking with other states.