A total of N291.9million has been proposed for 2020 Budget by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, to cover Overhead, Personnel and Capital Expenditure for the fiscal year.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Kunle Osota, made this known during the Treasury Board Meeting, held Abeokuta, stating that the agency was essentially a service agency and for the year 2019, has an estimate of N100m for Personnel Cost, out of which N16.23m has been expended as at August 31, 2019.
“From the 2020 Proposals, our total Budget is N291.9m. Our Personnel Cost has been put at N110m while the Overhead Cost is N81.9m, the Capital Expenditure is again N100m which actually is a reduction from what we had this particular year”, the Permanent Secretary said.
Osota appealed for replacement of non-functional assets at the Obas Conference Hall, with modern ones, which would work perfectly with current supply of electricity by the Independent Power Producer (IPP) in the State.
In his remarks, the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, represented by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele commended the agency for proper management of the traditional institutions, charging it to continue the cordial relationship.
“I’m glad about the comment that you made about His Excellency’s respect for the Traditional Institutions and the cordiality that he has extended to them. I think from all the places we have been in the last week, I have seen the Alake and the Olu of Ilaro and they were also very appreciative of this”, she affirmed.