Tidi proposes over N5 billion for transformation in 2018

*Eyes N2.6billion IGR

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Tidi proposes over N5 billion for transformation in 2018
Hon. Michael Tidi, (left) presenting the 2018 Draft Estimate to Hon. Kingsley Edafiadjebre

 The Chairman of Warri South Local Government in Delta State, Hon. Michael Tidi on Thursday April 19, presented a budget estimate of five billion, six hundred and fifty three million, two hundred and thirty nine thousand, four hundred and forty-five naira, thirty one kobo (N5, 653, 239,445.31) christened “budget of transformation” to the Warri South Council Legislative Arm.


Breakdown of the appropriation shows that the sum of N2, 983, 121, 806.35 is expected as statutory allocations from the federal as well as State Governments, while a total of N2, 623, 616,181.25 is being projected as internally generated revenue, IGR, leaving the balance N46, 501,457.71 as brought forward.


The Warri South Council helmsman noted that personnel cost will gulp N1, 269, 049, 140.68 and consolidated revenue fund charges, which will address payment of political office holders (past and present) and traditional council’s remunerations, will take N831, 203, 658.38.


Sectorial allocation revealed that the economic sector will gulp N604, 472, 750.00, while the social and health sectors are expected to consume N340, 474, 275.00 and N576, 920, 125.00 respectively.


Hon. Tidi explained that the sum of one hundred and twelve million, nine hundred and thirty thousand, three hundred and seventy five naira, has been earmarked for health care delivery, noting that ninety five million naira has been projected for the provision of portable water and lightening up of the council area.


According to him, discussion is in advance stage with the State Government for the acquisition of dump site for Warri South Local Government Council, as part of efforts to step up the environmental cleanliness of Warri South Local Government Area.


Hon. Tidi added that his administration has embarked on lightening up of Igbudu Market, Warri and quipped that “the sum of one hundred and ten million, two hundred and fifty thousand (N110, 250,000.00) has been projected for market development”.


The Leader of Warri South Legislative Arm, Hon. Kingsley Edafiadjebre and Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Lebi Yonwuren, assured Hon. Tidi that the budget estimate will be given the necessary consideration as well as speedy passage.

From right: Hon. Daniel Alidu, Hon. Orits Eyikimi, Hon. Michael Tidi, Hon.( Mrs.)  Divine Ann Iniovosa in-company of Principal Officers of Warri South Legislative Arm

Cross Section of Warri South Legislators/Executive members & Chairman of PDP, Warri South, Mr. Johnson Agbeyegbe shortly after the budget presentation


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