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We won’t scrap 33 LCDAs, Ondo assures

Ondo state government has allayed fears that the 33 Local Council Development Authorities, LCDAs, created by the late governor Rotimi Akeredolu, would be scrapped.

Recall that an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure had nullified the newly created 33 Local Government Development Areas in the state, describing the LCDAs, as illegal and unlawful

Speaking in Akure, the state capital, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Amidu Takuro, who allayed the fears of the people, said the government would appeal the judgment of an Akure High Court that invalidated the council areas.

Takuro said that the grievances of the people who went to court over the creation of LCDAS would be addressed while the legal option would be looked into by the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

He assured the citizens that the idea of LCDAs has come to stay and would not be scrapped as insinuated by opposition figures.

According to him “One thing I can assure you about LCDAs is that it has come to stay. Nothing will abolish LCDAs in Ondo State. This government believes in it and it will sustain it.

” The judgment will be appealed and all things needed to be done will be done to make sure that we sustain the legacy of our former boss.

Takuro said that “The government is ready to engage all parties involved and look into their grievances so that we can be on the same page. We will approach it in multiple ways; all issues have been put on the table.

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” The State Ministry of Justice has studied the judgement and it will give its report on what to do very soon. By the time they come on what to do, the government will take its position on it.

“But one thing I can assure you is that LCDAs will be sustained, they are not dead

“We believe that the people of Akoko are major stakeholders in this state and when they are agitating the government must listen to them.

“The judgment has come and we are studying it and the government will do the needful.”

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