Omu-Aran (Kwara), Oct. 25, 2018 (NAN) Mr Muyiwa Oladipo, the Chairman of Irepodun Local Government in Kwara, says the newly established cattle market will boost the council’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and facilitate inclusive growth in the area.
Oladipo made the observation on Thursday at a special prayer for the take-off of the modern cattle market situated behind Omu-Aran Motor Park along Omu-Aran- Ilorin Expressway in Omu-Aran, Kwara.
The chairman said that the era of relying solely on funds from federation account was gone for good.
He expressed optimism that the market would enhance trading and commercial activities of the people in the council area.
Oladipo said the establishment of the market was also informed by the need to expose the people to modern marketing facilities as a tool for creating investment opportunities.
According to him, such is needed to boost the council’s revenue profile and fast track its socio-economic development.
Oladipo said the council had secured the cooperation of the Hausa and Fulani communities both within and outside the council area toward ensuring the smooth take-off of the market.
He advised members of the council’s Revenue Mobilisation Committee (RMC) not to relent in making the market project a reality.
Oladipo emphasised the need for the committee to work with relevant stakeholders to ease their assignment, assuring them of maximum assistance in achieving their mandate and target.
Responding, Mr Yinka Adenigba, a member of the council’s five-mam revenue committee, described the project as a veritable platform toward achieving the desired growth, progress and development.
Adenigba, who is also the Council’s Revenue Officer, thanked the council for the opportunity given to them to be part of its development drive.
Chief Bisi Adeyemi, the President of Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA), described the market development as long overdue and timely intervention.
He expressed the association’s support to the council at all times.