The House of Assembly in Ekiti state has submitted a bill for the creation of additional three Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs
The bill was passed to the committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy for onward review.
If finally endorsed the total number of Local governments and Council Development Areas in the state would have risen to 38.
The lawmakers unanimously agreed that the creation of additional LCDAs is a step in the positive direction, believing that it would enhance development at the grassroots, balancing and equity among communities in the state.
The lawmaker representing Moba Constituency 1, Mr Adeyemi Ajibade, and his colleague from Ido constituency one, Akin Oso, advocated for the creation of LCDA in their constituencies.
Ajibade harped his request on the fact that Efon Alaaye had a local government, urging the government to reconsider Otun’s agitation for the creation of Ifedapo LCDA
Responding, the Speaker, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, charged the lawmaker agitators to channel their requests to the Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs, while admonishing the committee to work for collective interest.
Also at the plenary, the House voted in support of the creation of State Police and Judicial Autonomy in the ongoing Constitution amendment.