According to reports, N5,233,379,834.30 was divided across the 20 local government councils in Ogun State during August.
This payment was made public at the Ogun State Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting in August, which took place in the Conference Hall of the Oba's Complex in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
In his welcome speech during the meeting, Dr Rotimiolu Akinlesi, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, urged the local government chairmen to undertake more development projects while praising them for their accomplishments over the past two years.
Emmanuel Ojo, a supporter of Governor Dapo Abiodun, shared a statement from Babatunde Aregbesola, the State Treasury's permanent secretary, in which he stated: “N5,233,379,834.30 from Statutory Revenue, Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Difference, and Electronic Money Transfer Levy (EMTL) accrued to the 20 local government areas in the state for August 2023.
“N5,143,138,652.75 would be used to pay the first-line charges, which include primary school teachers’ salaries, local government staff salaries, and allowances of the traditional councils, as well as pensions, among others.”