Ekiti Assembly approves 19 LCDAs
Ekiti State lawmakers have approved the creation of 19 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
This was sequel to the adoption of the report of an Ad-hoc Committee set up to work on the bill seeking the creation of the new councils at the plenary.
The House increased the number of the councils by one. Governor Kayode Fayemi sought approval for 18.
Presenting the report, a member of the Committee, Ayodeji Odu representing Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency 11, justified the increase based on the consideration of a petition submitted by the people Kajola/Oreniwa in Ikole Local Government Area.
He urged the Assembly to ensure that necessary steps were taken for the listing of the councils in the constitution.
Majority Leader Churchill Adedipe moved the motion for the approval of the report and the result of the referendum conducted by the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC).
Adedipe said the result of the referendum conducted was a clear indication that Ekiti people were in full support of the exercise.
Both reports were unanimously approved by members of the House. Adedipe also moved that the councils should be addressed as local councils Development Areas pending the final approval by the National Assembly.