Local Governments Urged To Present Realistic Budget

Local Councils in the State of Osun have been charged to present realistic and implementable budget to ensure rapid growth and development at the grassroots.

The charge was made today by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister Kolapo Alimi while declaring open the2018 Local Government Budget bilateral discussion held at the Conference Room of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Barrister Kolapo Alimi explained that, revenue generation must be taken very seriously because without, it the government is cosmetic, saying the era of relying on money from Abuja is over for good.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Honourable Bisi Odewumi called on all stakeholders in the Local Governments to collaborate with the efforts of the government of Ogbeni Aregbesola in the drive to make the State self-reliant.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Muftau Oluwadare called on the Local Governments, Local Council Development Areas, Area Councils and Administrative Offices to comply with the timetable for their appearances before the budget panel, as a matter of duty.