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JAAC declares N2.18bn allocation for LGs in Edo; as Obaseki donates N2million to victims of herdsmen attack

The Edo Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC) has declared N2.18 billion as total allocation accrued to the 18 local governments in the state from the Federation Account for the month of June.

Mr. Anthony Eboigbodin, the Head of Uhunmwode Local Government Administration, disclosed this on Friday after the JAAC meeting chaired by Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Edo State Government House in Benin.

He explained that N1.41 billion collected in June was used for mandatory expenditures while the distributable sum left for the 18 LG council was put at N758m.

Eboigbodin said the state government would set up a committee to harmonize the assessment and conduct collection of rate-able properties geared towards increasing Internally Generated Revenue in the state.

He said the collection rollout, involving the collection of taxes and levies, and fixed rates in the entire LGAs in the state would start on Monday, July 10, 2017.

“We appeal to the people to co-operate with government officials, who will be going round to collect these rates and levies as approved by new harmonized Local Government Laws”, he said.

 In the meantime, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the state, has donated N2m to the families of four victims, who were killed by suspected Fulani Herdsmen in the state.

Mr. Anthony Eboigbodin, the Head of Uhunmwode Local Government Council, disclosed this at the end of a Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting presided over by the governor at Edo State Government House in Benin, on Friday.

Recalling that two of the victims were killed at Ewu community in Esan Central, one in Ekpoma area of Esan West and the last in Elele Community, near Auchi in Etsako West LGA of the state, Eboigbodin disclosed that the families of the four victims would get N500, 000 each.

 

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