The Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area Onengiyeofori George has presented the 2022 budget of 4.86 billion naira to the Asalga Legislative Assembly for consideration.
Onengiyeofori George while presenting the 2022 budget christened ‘Budget of Renewed Hope’ said Capital expenditure will take over one point eight billion naira while 2.95 billion was mapped out for recurrent expenditure as Mandatory Reverse funds will take over 48 million naira.
The Asalga Council boss also said that the 2022 Appropriation Bill will enable the council to continue to improve the lives of Asalgans.
According to the Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area, the recurrent expenditure represents 61% of the budget, Capital expenditure represents 38% while Mandatory Reverse Funds represent 1% of the budget.
He said the council executed projects like the Asalga first Seafood market, Street Lights at Buguma, and the renovation of the council secretariat in Buguma.
Onengiyeofori George said the Executive Arm of the council will work with the Legislative Assembly to make laws that will improve the lives of Asalgans and also vowed to strictly implement the 2022 budget.
In the meantime, the Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Area Onengiyeofori George also inaugurated a 15 man Task Force on Illegal Oil Bunkering.
Onengiyeofori George while inaugurating the Task Force on Illegal Oil Bunkering tasked them to fish out those involved in the illegal oil refining activities in Asari-Toru Local Government Area.
He said the activities of illegal oil refining are dangerous to the health of Asalgans and Rivers State in general.
The Asalga council also admonished them not to go beyond their jurisdiction and mandate.
In his response, the Chairman of the Task Force on Illegal Oil Bunkering in Asari-Toru Local Government Area Alafaa Princewill promised to carry out their responsibilities without fear or favour.
He said that the Task Force will not disappoint the people of the Asari-Toru local government area.