OMU-ARAN – The Ekiti Local Government of Kwara on Monday presented a budget of N991.3 million for the 2014 fiscal year to its legislative arm for consideration.
The Chairman of the council, Mr Akintoba Fatigun, presented the budget estimates to the councillors at the council’s legislative chambers in Araromi-Opin, Kwara.
Fatigun said the proposed capital expenditure stood at N222.8 million, while the projected revenue was N991.3 million.
The chairman said that housing and community services were allocated N65.7 million being the largest share of the budget.
He said the general public service and recreation, culture and religion got N42.3 million and N37 million respectively.
He explained that the budget was designed to consolidate on the achievements of the immediate past administration in improving the physical infrastructures and boosting the socio-economic development of the council.
He listed the areas of priority to include rural development, enhancement of socio-economic activities of the people of the communities.
The council’s boss said the administration depended much on the collaboration of its workforce and the people 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’s strict adherence to provisions of the budget in laying a solid foundation in order to raise the standard of living of the people of the community.
The Speaker, 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]