22nd April, 2015
Preparations have been concluded for the conduct of referendum for the creation of Local Council Development Areas in Ogun state.
It would be recalled that Governor Ibikunle Amosun, during his campaign tour to all 236 wards in the state early this year while seeking for the second term bid, he promised to create the council areas, so as to further bring governance more closer to the people.
Amosun maintained that since his administration has promised to embark more on rural development during his second term in office, it is necessary for the Local Council Areas to be in place to complement the state government.
When he met with party leaders in the state yesterday at the party secretariat in Abeokuta, the governor affirmed that the creation of the LCDA’s remains one of its first priority after victory at the polls.
The governor revealed that the processes would have commenced this week but for the party meeting he had to attend outside the State.
He promised that as soon as he returns to the state, the processes will commence. He assured the good people of the state that elections will be conducted in the 20 local government councils in the state.
“We would conduct the election in the created LCDA’s with the existing 20 local government areas in the state,” the governor declared.
One of the executive members of the State executive council, who did not want his name in print,confirmed to our correspondent that paper work is ongoing
Our correspondent gathered from a source that the state government is proposing to create over 20 LCDA’s in the state.
Ogun State already has 20 local government areas.