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Fayemi Assents New Ekiti LCDAs Bill into Law

Governor, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has signed the bill creating additional 19 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state into law.

The assent followed the bill passage by the State House of Assembly members.

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

In his remarks while endorsing the bill on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti, the state’s capital, Dr. Fayemi said the new local government areas would come into immediate effect in all the affected areas after assets sharing and necessary implementation of administrative process.

The outgoing Governor affirmed that contrary to the speculations by the opposition and critics of the bill – the state’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that the new LCDAs were aimed at complicating the incoming administration of Mr. Ayodele Fayose, Fayemi disclosed that the new councils were fulfilment of his administration’s promise as well as in line with demand of the people of  the  state, adding that the LCDAs issue was always in the front burner in his feedback meetings with people in the last three years.

The State House of Assembly had ratified the outcome of the referendum conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), about two weeks ago, where the people of the state expressed their support for the creation of the new councils.

The Governor hailed the committee headed by Justice Akin Ajakaye which worked on the LCDAs creation, the State Independent Electoral Commission (EKSIEC) which conducted the referendum and the State House of Assembly for passage of the bill.

The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin corroborated the Governor, when he said the assent to the new LCDAs bill into law was to promote rural growth and manpower development.

The ceremony was witnessed by the state’s top government officials, including the outgoing Deputy Governor, Professor Modupe Adelabu, legislators and ruling party stalwarts.


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