-Aregbesola Approves N797m As Take-off Grants To New LGs, LCDAs, Others
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Osun State Governor, has approved the release of a sum of N797 million as take-off grants to the newly created Local Council Developments Areas, Area Councils, Administrative Offices in the state.
The approvals also included the Stabilisation Funds to the existing Local Government Areas of the state..
The Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, gave the breakdown of the funds released to each of the administrative units as follows:
A sum of N15 million will be given to each of the 31 Local Council Development Areas; 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 Local Governments.
Governor Aregbesola 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 also reminded the leadership to be conscious of the main targets which include pursuit of revenue generation, markets development, control and supervision, environmental sanitation, primary health care delivery and elementary education superintendence.