The Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs visited Ijebu North Local Government as part of their oversight functions in ensuring smooth running of government at the local level.
At the over two hours scrutiny of income and expenditures of the council, the council Chairman Alh Mojeed Ekelojumati commended the Governor of the State Sen Ibikunle Amosun for the lofty height he has placed Ogun State among the comity of State. Hr opined that the global economic and financial meltdown has not excluded the state government cum the local government. Notwithstanding, he said the boost in the IGR of the local government has been the secret of their high rated performance; he stated the following as major laudable projects executed in the last Six months; Reproofing of Orimolusi Pavilion,Construction of a 16room toilets at Mamu, Ago Iwoye, Repair and reroofing of Abattoir Obada market, Construction of 16 rooms of lockup shops at Atikori, Repair of Grader, Grading of earth 43 earth roads cutting across the local government, Oru-Ago iwoye-ibadan interchange with special assistance from the state ministry of works, proactiveness to incessant security challenges- cultism activities, kidnapping, rape and other vices, palliative measures on roads under operation kosikoto.
In their observation, the Chairman of the Committee, Hon Samuel Sonuga appreciated the self explicit report of the income and expenditure of the council, he advised the council to introduce the use of POS in collection of rates,charging them to improve on IGR. He further stated that much effort should be geared towards tenement rate as it is the statutory responsibility of the council;he noted that with it, the council can survive all odds,he advised on starting of trade fair at various rural wards to boost economic activities and introduction of PPP some activities of the council.
Similarly, Honourables Kadiri, Oyedeji, Akinpelu,Ojodu, Bankole, Adeleye thumbs up for the council leadership and advised the council to ensure developmental projects are spread to Ago Iwoye, ensuring all departments in the council are financially stable, purchase of public address system, improvement in the reports by submitting invoices, ledgers, vouchers, etc for comparison purpose.