The benefit of a truly accountable leadership is that it is able to create effective structures where the residents know what is expected of government and adequately accountable to all its activities.
Exhibiting this, Surulere Local Government under the leadership of Hon Tajudeen Ajide, the Chairman, met with the stakeholders for one, to give account of stewardship in the last one year, and secondly, to request for their input for the next one year in other to form the year 2019 budget.
Representing the Budget office, Mr Emmanuel Olaseinde gave an insight into what is expected from the stakeholders, which is, request for needs from different communities, so that government will be guided in the preparation of year 2019 budget. Residents were also told they can present such request in writing and submit to Budget office. They have till Friday 11th of January 2019 to do so.
Supervisors and Special Advisers took turn to reel out the achievement in the last one year.
The main focus of this administration last year was infrastructural development, especially roads construction. Hence, the Special Adviser on Works, Hon Billy Balogun led the pack and he wasted no time in doing this, starting with the first project which was Alh Ade Thanni Street (Small London), Shitta Roundabout, Oyekan, Ogunlana lane amongst others and renovation of the Legislative building and the Customary court, Benson which was first built in the 60s.
Hon. Yinka Jonathan, Supervisor for Environment, also said the administration cart away refuse on a daily basis, which has made the Local Government clean and leading to it being awarded the cleanest Local Government by Vision Scape in the under review.
Supervisors for Health, Chieftaincy and Boundary Adjustment and Special Adviser on Education, Hons Kolawole Oyewole, Muritala Saaka Oluwa and Rasheed Lawal also spoke respectively.
While Hon Hakeem Oluwa, Supervisor for Revenue and Taxation spoke on the need for improved revenue generation as last year was below expectations and therefore pleaded for residents to pay their levies and rates because these are what will be put to use for the betterment of all.