Ogun LCDAs demand land use revenue remittance from state government

Ogun State

Three local council development areas (LCDAs) in Ogun State have complained over the failure of the state government, to remit their share of the revenue collected on the land use charge from property owners in their areas.

The Ofada/Mokoloki, Obafemi and Oba LCDAs who made the complain, asked the state government to remit the outstanding revenue, to enable them to execute meaningful capital projects.

The council chairmen raised the issue while receiving members of the state House of Assembly’s committees on local government and chieftaincy affairs, in their respective councils headquarters.

They told the committee whose members are monitoring the implementation of the 2017 budget, that larger share of their other sources of revenue, had been collected by the Obafemi Owode local government area, for the outgoing fiscal year.

On the projected 2017 revenue target, the Ofada/Mokoloki LCDA generated N9 million out of N193.5 million, Obafemi LCDA N7 million out of the N175.5 million revenue target, while Oba LCDA collected only N6.3 million out of the projected revenue of 42.5 million, as at last August.

Chairman of the Obafemi Owode local government area, Jamiu Balogun, told the committee that the council generated N26.5 million out of N54.4million targeted for the fiscal year.

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