The members of Apapa Iganmu Local Council Development Area comprising of the executives, managements, supervisory councilors, special advisers/assistants, Head of Departments, and other relevant staff attended the 2-Day Budget Retreat at Ostra Hall and Hotel, Otunba Jobifele way, Ikeja, Lagos.
The annual budget retreat which begins with a Christian prayers, thereafter, the main business of the day started. A renowned facilitator was invited to give a speech on how to boast IGR and talk about the challenges of local government in generating high revenue. The guest speaker advice the council mayoress and managements that they should give more values to the electorates for them to be able to demand for a higher IGR.
The guest speaker who’s also a lecturer in a private university closed his speech on a high note with a discussion of “big ideas that create prosperity, opportunities and a higher quality of life.” The lecturer included detailed updates on sustaining economic development initiatives and public investments that are leveraging far larger private investment as tools of generating a massive IGR for the third tiers of government which is the local government.
While declaring the retreat open by the HOD of Budgets in Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Mrs Adewale Folashade, the Chairman of Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Hon. Funmilayo Akande Muhammed appreciated the Council Executive Committee and management for their unflinching support in the outgoing year, noting that teamwork yielded positive impacts in the community and resulted in rapid development of the local government.
She stated that in furtherance of her enthusiasm and desire to implement more laudable projects for the development of the community, she will implement fresh, viable projects and transform the socio-economic landscape of the community and better the lives of its residents.
The retreat evaluated the performance of the outgoing year and the general consensus was that programmes implemented by the local government impacted positively on the people of Apapa-Iganmu Local Government.
The Executive Chairman, Hon. (Dr). Funmilayo Akande Muhammed specially appreciate every stakeholders for coming and believes the Year 2021 budget retreat which corroborated the theme of this year retreat which is “Strategy and improvement for developmental goals” in Apapa Iganmu will be optimally critically presented later to the legislators for approval.
The annual budget retreat by Apapa Iganmu Local Council Development Area Council marks the start of the Iganmu’s budget planning process. Each department budget was treated carefully to avoid ambiguity in execution of projects. At the end of the deliberations, the budget review will be presented to the legislative for approval soon.