BUDGET STAKEHOLDERS FORUM: Akinsanya vows to prioritise security of Igando-Ikotun residents
THE Executive Chairman of the Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area, Comrade Lasisi Ayinde Akinsaya, has vowed to make the security of the lives and properties of the entire residents of Igando-Ikotun a top priority.
Delivering his keynotes address at the year 2024 budget stakeholders forum at the council Secretariat recently, the Council helmsman acknowledged that the security of lives and properties of the people are his priority, noting that he is aware of the recent armed robbery attack in the communities, stressing that measures have been taken to eradicate such indiscriminate acts within the Council area.
He frowned at the erection of illegal structures on canals and wetlands, which he clarified was totally against the environmental laws and master plan of Lagos State. He also stated that the blocking of roads and parking of vehicles on the roads will not be tolerated, thereby calling on the road transport union to charge their members to be law-abiding, obey traffic rules, and respect other road users.
The Council Mayor said that his administration is working to increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), starting next year from the ratepayers, noting that the removal of Value-Added Tax, VAT on diesel and other economic stimuli have begun to have a positive effect on the nation’s economy.
He stated that house numbering within the council would be carried out next year, and farmers in the Council would be trained in fishery and livestock.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Ag Council Manager, who also doubled as the Council Treasurer, Mrs Ebun Odusanya, said the reason for the gathering was to get direct inputs from the stakeholders in developing an inclusive Budget for the 2024 fiscal year.
While giving the vote of thanks, the Deputy Leader of the Legislative Arm, Hon. Ganiu Olayinka Wahab, assured the council residents that the Legislators will do their best to fast-track work on the 2024 budget when transmitted to the house by the Executive Chairman.
Every representative in the meeting was grouped according to their Wards to put heads together on how to go about the 2024 budget. After all deliberations, the Counsellors representing each Wards (A -G) presented their list of various needs to the Council Chairman.