Nigeria

Lagos council meets stakeholders to deliberate 2022 appropriation bill

The Ojodu Local Council Development Area on Tuesday met stakeholders and residents of the LCDA to deliberate on the 2022 budget, which the council chairman, David Odunmbaku is set to present to the legislative arm of the LCDA anytime soon.

The meeting, according to Odunmbaku, was also to foster a relationship between his administration and the people of the area.

The meeting held at the council secretariat afforded the council chairman the opportunity to interact with property owners and residents on the year 2022 Budget appropriation.

In his words, the council boss said, “Honestly, your support and understanding have been tremendous and remarkable. With this forum, we have commenced the Budget cycle for 2022 and we need to align ourselves with you to be sure that your needs are catered for.

“In terms of performance, as of June 2021, we are at about 50% Budget performance, we intend to keep it that way and drive it up as we move towards the end of the year”, he said, adding that the rationale behind the meeting, is to run all-inclusive governance through sustainable development.

While noting that women and youths empowerment is key to the growth of society, he disclosed that in less than 100 days in office, his administration has been able to empower women to be self-reliant through financial aids and moral support.

He also said that the administration has given financial aid to motherless babies’ homes, empowered youth through job creation, seminars, vocational entrepreneurial skills, and working tools.

“Within our 100 days in office, we have organised the Year 2021 Preliminary Spelling Bee Competition among our pupils, distributed 150 GCE forms, this figure will be doubled by 2022.

“We are working on the renovation of schools in Ojodu in conjunction with SUBEB, we’ll also provide welfare packages for the teachers in our primary schools,” he added.

At the meeting, Odunmbaku also provided cash gifts and palliatives to the elderly, widows, the special people and the less privileged as well as foodstuffs, provision of parasols and other aids to market men and women, toolboxes for technicians, makeup boxes, pioneer DJ mixers and sewing machines.

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