Should we really be blaming an inept Presidency and his Federal ministers or a inept state Governor and his commisioners when our LG are actually the masters of their own destiny. If every single LG can make his and her own domain sustainable then we are half way to sustanace in the country. I read this article today in one of our dailies and I said are we not focusing too much on the state and federal goverment when we should hold our LG Chairmen responsilble for local roads, markets and local un-empolyment. If a 1/4 of local goverment problems are solved then 1/2 the country's problem is solved. As far as I am know the FG has not defaulted any of our LG as per their monthly allocation. I thought all the money giving to LG are use for paying salaries and noting is left, but seeing this story below - " N396 MILLION for capital expenditure that is a hell lotta money, that can actually boost the economy of the LG if channed to the most viable project in the localty.
THE chairman of Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Honourable Sanjo Akintola, has presented the 2009 appropriation bill tagged “Budget of improvement,” to the council’s legislative arm of government.
Presenting the budget at the council’s legislative chamber, Ajaawa, the council boss said, “through its effective implementation, notwithstanding the economic meltdown, the achievements in the various sectors would be improved upon. To this end, this year’s budget has been christened “Budget of Improvement.”
Honourable Akintola said the total estimated expenditure for the fiscal year was N640,000,000 with N243.3 million voted for recurrent expenditure and N396.8 million for capital expenditure.
In his response, leader of the legislative house, Honourable Emmanuel Obasola, expressed his gratitude to God for the cordial relationship existing between the executive and legislative arms, promising that the House would give the appropriation bill speedy consideration.