National Assembly Should Enlist Lagos 37 LCDAs Now —LG Supervisor

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The two chambers of the National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria have been called upon to enlist the 37 LCDAs in Lagos state among the local governments in the country.

Making the call at a public forum yesterday, the Supervisor for Chieftaincy and Boundary Adjustment, CBA, Egbe/Idimu, LCDFA, Prince Idris Balogun said since their creation by the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration, the LCDAs have justified their existence.

He stressed that the progress in Lagos state was due to the nearness of governance to people at the grassroots, citing the example of Alimosho local government under which six LCDAs were carved out due to its population density and largeness.

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The Oluomo of Isheri who announced that he would soon introduce village square meetings in the different communities in Egbe/Idimu LCDA with the support of its Chairman, Hon. Adebayo W. Bello (Sunshine) to involve public participation in grassroots governance, said the National Assembly should upgrade the 37 LCDAs to local government status immediately.

Prince Balogun blamed the Olusegun Obasanjo administration for politicising the grassroots-oriented initiative by Asiwaju Tinubu, trying to frustrate the genuine masses-oriented development by seizing the fund of the state and turning deaf ears to the judgment of the Supreme Court.

He commended the chairmen of the 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state for their efforts in ensuring that people at the grassroots enjoy the dividends of democracy.