Enugu LG chairman appropriates N20m for rural development projects

The transition committee chairman of Nsukka local government area of Enugu state Hon. Chinwe Ugwu has shared N20 million internally generated revenue IGR to the 20 wards of the council for the developmental projects in all the wards in the area.

Hon. Ugwu who disclosed this in a media parley as part of the occasion to mark her one month in the office said that her administration of the council included security, lives, property, infrastructure and human capital development.

She said the projects to be embarked upon would be according to the priority needs of each of the wards in the area.

According to her, the N20 million was part of the council Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) for the month of December 2019 and not from the Federal Allocation Accounts Committee (FAAC) as governance is all about giving back to the people what it received from them on taxations.

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The council boss disclosed that all the wards in the council area had been advised to tie the fund to a particular project of their choice and be monitored by a special committee of the council.

“I have directed all the wards to choose a particular project, engage contractors of their choice at the cost of one million naira per ward. The projects are to be executed and satisfied by the special committee of the council within one month” she said.

Hon. Ugwu expressed gratitude to the Enugu State governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his massive roads network, maintenance of peace and order in the state.

Checks showed that the jobs executed by Hon. Ugwu included grading of 22 rural earth and urban roads across communities in the council area; construction of staff cafeteria in the Council Secretariat, construction toilet facilities which never existed in the council, rehabilitation and repainting of the Council Secretariat

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