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2024 budget: Agboyi-Ketu engages stakeholders,, wants tech-driven revenues

2024 budget: Agboyi-Ketu engages stakeholders,, wants tech-driven revenues

2024 budget: Agboyi-Ketu engages stakeholders,, wants tech-driven revenues

The Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) on Tuesday engaged stakeholders in the council for inputs the 2024 fiscal year.

The Executive Chairman of the LCDA, Mr Dele Oshinowo, at the stakeholders meeting, expressed the council determination to embrace tech- driven revenue collection approach to block leakages in the fiscal year.

Stating that the engagement was organised by the council’s Department of Budget, Planning, Research and Statistics, Oshinowo said that the step was to deepen citizen participation in the budgeting process in order to ensure inclusive growth.

Oshinowo, who expressed delighted in the presence of council stakeholders including traditional rulers, said that governance was about people and for the people.

According to him, in the last six years of his administration, the success stories of community progress and transforming humanity have all been as a result of stakeholders’ overwhelming and unalloyed support”.

Oshinowo said: “We want to commend residents and stakeholders in the LCDA for their enormous contributions.

“As we approach 2024, budgeting is key to improve the condition of our people. So, bring forward your inputs for the LCDA to sieve through in order to provide an implementable working document.

“There will be no room for virement in the 2024 fiscal year.

“The LCDA will adoot a tech-driven approach to its revenue collection. The new system will ensure citizens pay from the comfort of their homes and business spaces, as well as generate their receipts on the go effortlessly.”

 

The chairman, who highlighted some achievements of his administration across sectors, the Chairman assured that two roads in the Owode-Ajegunle Area of the Locality (Irawo Road and Ondo Street) would receive maximum attention in the 2024 budget fiscal year.

He said that the LCDA would construct two new recreational centres in addition to the ongoing one in the ancient town of Agboyi.

Oshinowo added: “We understand that there are still enormous challenges for us to surmount.

“In the next fiscal year, our administration will aggressively work towards putting smiles on the faces of the motoring community in the Owode-Ajegunle corridor and construction of world standard recreational centres across our LCDA.

“We are also planning to construct a new adminstrative office in our council headquarters in order to improve productivity and enhance quality service delivery of our workforce.

“Further to this, we will embark on industrial drilling of boreholes that would be reticulated in many communities,” he said.

The event had in attendance political and community leaders, market leaders, traditional rulers among others in attendance.

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