PRESS RELEASE

The Executive Chairman of Somolu Local Government, Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu, presented, today, the 2018 Budget to the Legislative Arm of the Local Government. He tagged it as “Budget of Sustainable Growth”.

The Budget, according to the Executive Chairman, “is a Budget that will inspire us to greater height in the year”. The Local Government Boss also emphasised that “the Budget presented today will be the highest so far to be announced by any previous Administration of the Local Government”, therefore we all must stand as a formidable team in realization and achievement of this growth, he said.

Major highlights of the Budget, according to the Chairman, includes:

– Improve Internal Revenue Generation Strategies

– Primary Health Care Reforms

– Education support services for Primary Schools

– Infrastructural Development and Renewal

– Environmental Waste Management and Services (Cleaner Lagos Initiative, CLI)

– Empowerment and Social Services

Furthermore, the Expenditure Component, as read by the Executive Chairman, Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu, reads:

– Personnel Cost (Staff): N352,492,400.20

– Personnel Cost (Teachers): N507,723,888.74

– Overhead Cost: N657,568,461.43

– Capital Expenditure: N794,532,311.09

Total : N2,312,317,061.46

The well attended ceremony had the Executive Vice Chairman, Hon. Bowale Sosimi; traditional, religious, political and community leaders in attendance. All the eight councilors were present and their colleagues from other local governments were also present, for leaders of the council were also present.

Among the Local Government Executives present are, Ogbeni Taiwo Adesanya (SLG), Supervisors Tanwa Ajibade (Budget), Muse Bakare (Environment), Kabir Raji (Works and Infrastructures), Olumide Akinola (Health) and Adetutu Surakat (WAPA). The Chief of Staff to the Chairman, Ayodele Afolabi, many Special Advisers and Senior Special Assistants also graced the Budget Presentation.

Also at the presentation, the HoA, Mr Lai Giwa; Council Treasurer, Mrs Yemisi Shobowale; HRO, Mr Esan and many other technocrats from the local government.

Among the dignitaries present at the Somolu Legislative Chamber for the 2018 Budget Presentation, are immediate past Executive Chairman, Hon. Gbolahan Bagostowe; immediate past Vice Chairman and Executive Secretary, Hon. Abiodun Orekoya; immediate past Sole Administrator, Hon. Williams Lawanson. Hon. Wole Diya (Somolu Federal Constituency), Mr. N. Ambode, Mr. Femi Taiwo and many friends of the local government.

OWOLABI OSENI

Chief Press Secretary,

Somolu Local Government.

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