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$1 Million Budget: What Would You Use It For As Mayor Of Your City?

Assume that you have recently finished your first year as mayor of your city.

At the end of the year there is $1 Million dollars left in the budget.

You must spend this money within your community.

What would you spend it on and why?

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Seeing this for the first time in a long while. Hope so too. Thank God Fashola has brought some level of change. Hope to see same from other people.

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YEAH, YEAH!

SO SO SELFLESS INDEED!

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I will spend the surplus on education

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very very very very simple!

i'll award my company a contract to build a housing estate and a recreational park on BOT and save the rest in my personal account to pay workers salaries the following year. or is that not selfless enough?

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but ow many of these "good initiatives" in the rea sense of it (i.e in lagos of today for instance) has seen the light of day?

we hear all these things everyday but they are never implemented.

i hope that one of these days, you, kodewrita will be in the position to really implement these things and you could be sure of support from people like me.

as for me., one other thing i'll do is to ind a possible solution to the triplicating populaton in lagos - i hope that sounds possible

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$1 million dollars = 140 million naira.

with that much money, i could start 69 to 70 cottage industries, each with an initial capital of five million, employing at least 60 to 70 people (thats around 5000 people) and each with a total turnover of around N6.5 to N7 million a year. that means i would manage to multiply that amount 3.5 times and create 5000 new jobs and a lasting source of income for the city.

    The money realised from the businesses would then be used for urban redevelopment, it won't be a bad idea to build high-density low-cost housing close to the commercial district where the cottage industries are located in a sanitary and environmentally friendly way.

        Finally, the rest of the money would be used to create a municipal transport division (intra-city transport is a major problem in nigeria today.) that would greatly ease movement in the new city centre (yes it will be with 70 new companies and other associated companies that will rise up as a result.) and reduce both operating costs and labour costs.

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I would try and build schools, hospitals, mayb roads, wateva is remains looks left and rite and u know what would be done,

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If I am the mayor of any city in the bay area, definitely, low incoming housing will be my priority. Too many homeless people in my area and it is heartbreaking.

In my hometown of Uyo, food subsidies for low income earners would be my priority.

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surplus of $1 million of you are owing civil servants' salaries!

What would I do with $1 million as a public servant? Security, electricity, education in that order

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$1million is about N140million. I don't know what that would get you, but I would do this for the pple of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (based on my last visit there in 2004):

- pay civil servants that are owed in arrears

- refurbish govt buildings that are still in use.

Now, if it were N1billion, I would do the following:

- commission independent power and water plants: this brings in foreign direct investment (FDI)

- fix major roads

- start up an IT academy so that jobs outsourced to India and China, are brought into the state.

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a million dolls?

mayor of surulere local govt?

a low-cost housing estate contract awarded to my construction company

why? - a lot of homeless peeps out there.

i'v just spent the money on the community - and putting profit in my pocket thru my company

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