The Executive Chairman of Oriade Local Council Development Area, Hon Ramotalai Akinlola-Hassan has presented a N3.7B 2023 budget proposal to the legislative arm of the council.
The Three billion, seven hundred and ten million two hundred and sixty thousand, eight hundred and eighty four naira, sixty three kobo (N3,710,260,885.63k), tagged ‘Budget of Transformation’ was presented to the legislative arm on Monday for approval.
According to the breakdown given by the council chairman, capital expenditure will take N1,466,156,177,26k – representing 40 percent of the total budget; while recurrent expenditure will gulp N2, 244 104, 707.37k, representing 60 percent of the total budget.
While addressing the lawmakers at their hallowed chamber, in the presence of the council’s Vice Chairman, Chief Moshood Badmus; the Secretary to the Local Council, Alhaji Rasak Olojede; other members of Executive Committee and Management Staff, Hon Akinlola-Hassan submitted that the 2023 budget, if approved by the legislators, will enable her administration to complete all ongoing people-oriented projects, such as the ultra modern town hall located in the riverine area of Ikare, primary health centre in Kirikiri, new legislative building and office complex located within the council secretariat.
The council chairman also assured residents and other stakeholders of the council that her administration, in 2023 will give topmost attention to the development of primary education, improved health care system, youth and women empowerments, and more importantly, rehabilitation of local roads within the council’s jurisdiction.
The council chairman appreciated the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the ongoing construction of Mumuni Adio Badmus road and other roads.
Hon Akinlola-Hassan solicited for the continued support of the elected councillors in 2023, to enable her administration provide more dividends of democracy to the people.
She laid emphasis on the need for all stakeholders in the council, particularly the council’s revenue officials to work assiduously towards improving the internally generated revenue profile of the council in the new year and beyond.
In his response, after receiving the budget proposal from the executive chairman, the leader of the legislature, Hon Jamiu Jimoh Shittu commended Hon Akinlola-Hassan for her determination and efforts towards the socio economic development of Oriade Local Council Development Area as seen in her modest achievements in 2022.
The lawmaker equally seized the opportunity of the budget presentation, to appeal to officials saddled with the responsibility of collecting revenue from the people, on behalf of the council, to be patriotic and selfless while performing their duties.
Hon Shittu assured the council chairman that the 2023 appropriation bill will be thoroughly examined by the legislators, with a view to giving it speedy consideration and approval.