Amosun seeks Assembly’s approval for 37 new councils

Amosun seeks Assembly’s approval for 37 new councils

Thursday, March 10, 2016 4:53 pm

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has sought for the approval of the State House of Assembly for the creation of 57 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).

Reading the governor’s letter during the plenary sitting on Thursday,Speaker of the State Assembly, Surajudeen Ishola Adekunbi said that the request was in furtherance of government’s attempt at meeting the yearnings of the people of the State through the delivery of democratic dividends.

According to the letter, “the creation of the Local Council Development Areas would further bring government nearer to the people and engender further development.

“I forward herewith the list of the existing and new Local Council Development Areas totaling 57 in all for your kind consideration in this regards”, the letter reads in part.

Osun state, cash strapped, similarly announced the creation of 31 new LCDAS in the state on Tuesday in a special broadcast by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

Earlier,the lawmakers met with the leadership of the Labour Unions in the State led by the Chairman of the State chapter of the Joint Natioinal Negotiating Council, Comrade Abiodun Olakanmi.

They discussed extensively on the ongoing strike by the state government workers over unpaid arrears and other emolument.

There is hope that the industrial action will come to an end soon,our correspondent reported.

Meanwhile, the State House of Assembly has invited the Management of the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) to appear before the committee of the whole House.

A lawmaker representing Abeokuta North State Constituency, Hon. (Pastor) Olayiwola Ojodu had level allegation against one of the personnel of the agency and the lawmakers have invited them to come and clear their name on the allegation.

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