By Ola Ajayi
Ibadan—Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has finally signed the bill on the creation of 35 Local Government Development Areas, LCDAs, in the state which was sent to him by the state legislative arm.
This was disclosed after the executive council meeting of the state by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Mr. Toye Arulogun yesterday.
According to him, the bill tagged: ‘Re-A Law to Further Amend the Local Government Law, 2001’ enacted by the state House of Assembly gave legal impetus to the creation of LCDAs in the state and it was assented to by the governor on October 6, 2016.
Arulogun said that the governor assented to the bill after extensive deliberations on the legislation by the state house of assembly, saying that a committee would be set up to formulate the modalities for the smooth take off of the LCDAs.
Arulogun stressed that there would be 14 LCDAs in Ibadan zone, two in Ibarapa zone, four Oyo zone, seven in Ogbomoso zone and eight in Oke-ogun zone adding that with the creation of the LCDAs development would be hastened in local communities and government would be brought closer to the people.
He concluded by reiterating that the creation of LCDAs is the government’s response to the yearnings of the people of Oyo State for faster development at the grassroots and a strategic management vehicle for more effective and efficient public service delivery.