Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bisi Odewumi has disclosed that there would be more developmental projects and rapid socio-urbanisation in all the areas where new local governments would be sited across the state.
Odewumi made this disclosure while fielding questions from Journalists in Osogbo as he noted that the state government was committed to creation of new Local Government Areas before the end of the year.
“When the new Local Governments are created, the development is not going to be restricted to either the newly created or the old ones, but there is going to be overall development across board in all the local governments in the state of Osun,” he said.
While speaking on how the government would cope with the funding of the proposed new Local Governments, Odewumi said that those that would be at the helm of affairs in the newly created Local Governments would have to work more on how to improve their respective internally generated revenue to stand the test of time.
He also said that when the present government came on board, the internally generated revenue it met was N300million but has now risen to very close to N2 billion.
Odewumi, however, advised those that would be saddled with the responsibility of managing the affairs at the local levels to improve on their Internally Generated Revenue so that they would not be running helter-skelter to the government for funds.