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Ondo groups want 110 LCDAs

Ondo groups want 110 LCDAs

By Kehinde Oluwatayo
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Over one hundred and ten Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) have been demanded for by various communities across the 18 Local Government areas in Ondo State.

This figure, according to The Hope findings was demanded for in the 94 memoranda so far submitted to the committee saddled with the responsibility of working on the LCDAs creation in the state.

The committee commenced public hearing on Monday and had so far visited eight local governments where 41 LCDAs were demanded for creation.

The local governments visited included Odigbo, Ondo East, Ondo West and Ile-Oluji/ Oke-Igbo.

In Odigbo local government, 10 LCDAs were proposed to be created from it which include Furupagha-Ijaw, Araromi, Araromi-Ayesan, Ufara, Ore and Another Ufara.

Others are Araromi Ajebamidele, Araromi, Onisere/Ebijaw/Agbabu and New Ifesowapo.

In Ondo East local government, four LCDAs were proposed for creation. They include Ondo East, Ondo South East, Ekimogun and Ondo North East.

In Ondo West Local government, four LCDAs were requested for. They include Ondo South West, Ondo North West, Ondo South and Ondo West.

In Ile-Oluji Okeigbo local government, two LCDAs were demanded to be created from it and they include Okeigbo LCDA and Ileoluji West.

Other local governments visited are Akure North, Akure South, Ifedore and Idanre where 21 LCDAs were requested for creation.

In Akure North, six LCDAs including Akure North East LCDA, Iju/Itaogbolu LCDA, Akure North Central LCDA, Isokan LCDA, Oredegbe LCDA and Ogbese/Igbatoro LCDA were proposed to be created out of the local government.

    In Akure South, nine LCDA were proposed to be created from it including Ajapada, Oyemekun West, Akure South East, Akure South West, Akure East, Oyemekun East, Akure Central, Akure South West and Akure West.

In Ifedore, five LCDAs were proposed to be created from the local government which include Ifedore Central, Ijare, Ifedore, Ifedore West and one other.

Also in Idanre, one memorandum was jointly submitted for four LCDAs which include Idanre North, Idanre Central, Idanre East and Idanre West.

Speaking during the opening ceremony of the public hearing in Akure on Monday, Chairman of the Committee on Creation of LCDAs in the state, Prince Adelanke Odogiyan reiterated that the essence of the creation was to bring governance closer to the people.

He added that the people will be able to play supervisory role over it since  it will be manned by the people, adding that it will ensure that the dividends of democracy are made more realistic in the lives of the people.

While calling on sponsors of memoranda to adopt them since the committee had studied them, Odogiyan said if there were corrections and amendments, they would be effected.

He appreciated the people of the state for their confidence in the present administration demonstrated by submitting 94 memoranda when the committee was inaugurated.

While saying that the project will bring development to the people, the Ajobu of Araromi obu, His Royal Majesty, Oba Aderemi Adelola said the people have been agitating for it long ago describing it as a welcome development.

Also, the Olore of Ore, Oba Johnson Olatomide expressed confidence in the integrity of the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu saying he would not say what he did not plan to do.

The programme is expected to last for one week.

The Hope Owena Press
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Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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