28th October, 2013
Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, southwest, Nigeria has
declared that his administration can no longer wait for the federal
government before embarking on the process that will lead to the
creation of additional councils in the State.
The governor said the inauguration of 20 State Consultative Advisory
Councils today is a prelude to the creation of Local Council
Development Areas (LCDA). The councils will function in all the 20 local councils in the state.
Amosun said the council was set up to guarantee more dividend of
democracy to all the nook and cranny of the State.
The governor, while inaugurating the Council today at the meeting of
top officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held at Ibara
Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Amosun said the council was set up to
guarantee more dividends of democracy to all the parts of the
The Council consists of between 10 to 15 members from each of the 20
local government area of the State and the membership will include
members of National and State Assembly, Local Government Chairmen,
Consultants, Elders, Commissioners among others.
He said the decision to set up the council is also to further make an
all inclusive government and take collective decisions.
Amosun asked members of the newly inaugurated Consultative Advisory
Council to assess the needs and requests of the people at their
localities and offer suggestion on the implementation of his
administration’s five cardinal programes.
He added that the council will be expected to submit its report on the
state of things in their area as a way of ensuring even distribution
of projects and dividend of democracy.
Amosun said the council would also be replicated in the 236 wards
across the 20 local government areas of the State.