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The Ado- Odo/Ota Local Government in Ogun generated N103.5 million in the first half of the year, the council’s Chairman, Mr Olukayode Idowu-Ojumo, has said.

Idowu-Ojumo, who heads the council’s Transition Committee, disclosed this when the State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs visited the council secretariat as part of its oversight functions.

He said the council received N9.7 million in January, N9.6 million in February, N18.3 million in March while in April it generated N40.6 million.

The council boss added that N14.9 million was raked in May while N10.4 million was earned in June.

According to him, the revenue was generated from fees on licences, fines, rent on lands, sales and repayments.

Idowu-Ojumo said that the council completed 16 projects during the period under review.

``Some of our projects include the construction of public toilets, security posts, construction of two boreholes in Ado-Odo, Ota and Awori areas.

``We have also delivered 58 lock-up shops in Sango-Ota.

``We have invested in agriculture and I can tell you that we have over 800 layers in our poultry,’’ he said.

He said that some of the challenges being faced by the council were non-remittance of the statutory 10 per cent of the internally generated revenue by the state to the local government.

He promised that the council would continue to improve on its revenue generation to finance its projects.

The House Committee Chairman, Mr Olusola Sonuga, urged the council to block all leakages that could affect the economic fortunes of the council.

He also advised the council to improve on the collection of tenement rates and invest more in agriculture to increase the council`s revenue.

He promised that the assembly would continue to give maximum support to all the council areas in the state, and urged the councils to always inform the lawmakers of their activities.

Other members of the committee are Akinpelu Aina, Ganiyu Oyedeji, Isreal Jolaosho, Olusola Bankole and Adebiyi Adeleye.

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