Kwara Council presents N991.3m budget for 2014 fiscal year




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OMU-ARAN – Ekiti Local of Kwara State presented a budget of N991.3 for 2014 fiscal year to its legislative arm for consideration.

of council, Mr Akintoba Fatigun, presented budget estimates to councillors at the council’ legislative chambers in Araromi-Opin, Kwara.

Fatigun said the proposed capital expenditure stood at N222.8 , while the projected revenue was N991.3 .

The said that housing and community services were allocated N65.7 being the largest share of the budget.

He said the public service and recreation, culture and religion got N42.3 million and N37 million respectively.

He explained that the budget was designed to consolidate the achievements of the immediate past administration in improving the physical infrastructures and boosting the socio-economic development of the council. [eap_ad_2] He listed the areas of priority to include rural development, enhancement of socio-economic activities of the of the communities.

The council’ boss said the administration depended much the of its workforce and the of the communities in achieving the desired aims and objectives.

“This budget is aimed at fast-tracking development in the council area through the completion of all projects initiated in the 2013 appropriation by the immediate past council administration,” he said.

Fatigun said projects that needed to be given attention included construction of blocks of classrooms in each of the 10 wards of the council and provision of patrol van to boost security.

He pledged the administration’ strict adherence to provisions of the budget in laying a solid foundation in order to raise the standard of living of the of the community.

The , Mr Olosunde Segun, after receiving the budget proposals said the councilors would give it a speedy passage.

This, he said, would enable the council to accelerate its socio-economic development agenda. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]