By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has set up a committee to look into the creation of local government councils development areas (LCDAs) in the state.
This is in a bid to bring government nearer to the people and ensure more rapid development in the rural areas in line with the administration’s five-pillar development agenda.
Fayemi disclosed this on Monday in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti,the Ekiti State capital.
According to the statement,members of the Committee are Mr. Segun Oluwole – Chairman,Dr. Femi Akinola,Mr. Victor Akinola,Mrs. Sade Daramola,Mr. Joseph Olaito,Mrs. Emily Fagesi,Mr. Remi Obaparusi.
Others are Representative Ministry of Justice,Representative of Ministry of Local Government Affairs,Representative of Ministry of Finance and Economic Development,Representative of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Ekiti State,Representative of Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers.
While Mrs. Shola Gbenga-Igotun will serve as Secretary.
However,the Committee’s Terms of Reference are to review the Local Government Development Council Law, Ekiti State 2014 and make recommendations on its relevance in view of current legal developments in Ekiti State.
To consult extensively with the communities where LCDAs secretariat were created by the Local Government Development Council Law, Ekiti State 2014 and make recommendations on their current economic viability and suitability with a view to ensuring uniformity, equity, fairness across the Local Government Areas
To recommend to the State Government practical steps for the creation of Local Council Development Areas out of the existing 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State.
The Committee has three months to submit its report to the Governor.