Aregbesola creates 31 new councils at critical time

Aregbesola creates 31 new councils at critical time

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 5:34 pm

Governor Rauf Aregbesola: balloons government structures

Governor Rauf Aregbesola: balloons government structures

In a move that will shock observers, Governor Rauf Aregbesola has announced the creation of additional thirty-one local council development Areas LCDAs, three Area councils and two administrative offices in the state.

Simultaneously, he dissolved the Executive Secretaries of the existing 30 local government councils and Moadakeke Area Office.

Governor Aregbesola made the announcement in a broadcast to the people of the state today.

According to him, creation of the LCDAs which would be managed by council managers to be appointed by local government service commission from grade level 14 officers in the local government for three months, became necessary to bring government closer to the grassroots people.

He assured that the increase in number of the councils, would in no way add to the financial burden of the state, saying the same number of staff would still run the councils, as no new appointment would be made.

He did not speak about the cost of setting up the administrative offices for the new councils, at a time the state has been finding it difficult to meet obligations to workers and contractors.

Mr Aregbesola further revealed that, the new LCDAs would be saddled with the responsibilities  of market management, revenue mobilization and generation and as well as sanitation.

He maintained that the creation of the LCDAs, was in accordance with the law and general demands of the people of the state.

Reported by Radio Nigeria Ibadan

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