GOVERNANCE: New Local Governments Would Engender Rapid Developments

Date Posted: November 15, 2013 at 7:53 am

coat of armsThe Special Adviser to Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Bisi Odewumi, has pledged that there is going to be more developmental projects and rapid socio-urbanization in all the areas where new local governments would be sited.  Hon. Bisi Odewumi dropped this hint while granting interview to newsmen in Osogbo.

He also stated that, when the new Local Government 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. While speaking further on how the government is going  to cope with the funding of these new Local Governments, Hon. Bisi Odewumi said that, those that will be at helm of affairs  in the newly created Local Governments will 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 met was is #300million but has now risen to very close to #2 billion. Hon. Odewumi however advised those that will 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.


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