Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun has disclosed that no fewer than 40 monarchs and 2,706 village chiefs (Baales) have neen installed in the last three and half years of his administration.
He also attributed the upgrading of Vigilante Service of Ogun State (VSO) to So-Safe Corps, to the peace and tranquillity been experienced across the state.
The governor also reiterated its commitment to always making adequate provision for the sustainability of the newly created 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
This he said would, be done through prompt payment of both local government staff and primary school teachers salaries, arrears among others.
Amosun, through the Press Officer, Ministry Of Local Government/Chieftancy, Mrs. Oluwaseun Boye, spoke, while wrapping up the Treasury Board meeting on year 2019 budget, at the Obas’ Complex, Abeokuta.
Apart from adequate welfare for local government members of staff, he added that priority had also be given to the provision of basic infrastructure, which had helped in opening up the local communities to investors.
While noting that all on-going road projects would be completed before the end of the administration, the governor boasted that no state in the South west could match up with his administration in terms of infrastructural development.
‘’Gradually, we are getting there, I challenge any state that has done up to half of what we have done in Ogun State to come out”.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, while presenting the ministry’s 2019 budget proposal, commended the government for prompt payment of council staff’s salaries.
With the help of state government, Ojuko said all challenges encountered during the migration from 20 local governments to 57 councils have been surmounted.