Ogun Councils Share N3.587bn In January

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Ogun state says its   local government areas shared  N3.587 billion, being the amount they received from the Federal Allocation for January, 2022.
The State Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuwape, who disclosed this during the
January 2022 Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting held in Abeokuta,said  currently the statutory allocations from the federal government may not be sufficient for the council areas.
He emphasized the need for the need for the  councils  to look inward on how to improve on their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
He  implored  the chairmen to see the monthly JAAC meeting as an official engagement that requires utmost attention, in order to improve welfare and infrastructural development at the grassroots.
According to him,the meeting was an avenue to equip the Chairmen with information regarding the monthly allocations, for them to be able to answer questions that may arise to that effect.
Also speaking at the meeting, the State Commissioner for Finance and Chief Economic Adviser, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo, said, the sum of N4,058,660,832.72 billion is expected to be paid as first line charges which include, primary school teachers’ salary,  local government staff salaries, traditional rulers and other charges.
Okubadejo,who was represented at the meeting  by Director of Inspectorate and Monitoring, Finance, Mr. Kolapo Ilori,noted that the gross deficit stood at the sum of N470,901,128.69, which covers PAYE, contributory pension, five percent bond on pension and cooperative and loans.
The chairman, Ijebu Ode Local Government, Hon. Tunde Emiola-Gazal,commended the state government for harmonizing payment of the first line charges which had allowed all the councils to meet up with salary payment.
Onimeko of Imeko, Oba Benjamin Olanite and Odofin of Shoyindo, Oba Lasisi Gisanri,advocated the need for formidable and effective distribution of wealth across the Local Government Areas in order to justify the current distribution formula.
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