Ajimobi assents to bill creating 35 LCDAs in Oyo State


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Mr. Toye Arulogun on has declared that Governor Abiola Ajimobi has assented to the bill on the creation of 35 Local Government Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism disclosed this in Ibadan while briefing journalists after the state executive council meeting.
Mr Arulogun maintained that the bill tagged Re-A Law to Further Amend the Local Government Law, 2001 enacted by the state house of assembly gave legal impetus to the creation of LCDAs in the state was assented to by the governor on October 6, 2016.
According to the Commissioner, Governor Ajimobi assented to the bill after extensive deliberations on the legislation by the state House of assembly and, that a committee is to be set up to formulate the modalities for the smooth take off of the LCDAs.
“May I recall that Oyo state government had announced the creation of LCDAs on August 23, 2016 in response to a correspondence from the Oyo State House of Assembly requesting the Executive arm to create LCDAs in order to facilitate development at the grassroots. The State Assembly at its sitting on Thursday, June 16, 2016, discussed a motion bothering on the creation of LCDAs and subsequently sent correspondence on it to the executive for consideration”he said.
The Commissioner hinted  that there would be 14 LCDAs in Ibadan zone, 2 in Ibarapa zone, four 4 in Oyo zone, 7 in Ogbomoso zone and 8 in Oke-ogun zone towards hastening development across the state.
Mr Aruolgun gave details of the newly created LDCAs as Akinyele East and Akinyele South with headquarters at Ikereku and Igbo-Oloyin respectively; Lagelu West and Lagelu North with headquarters at Olorunda Aba and Oyedeji; Ajorosun with its headquarters  at Olodo Inukan- Ajia;Akorede-Olode;Omi-Apata-Omi-Adio;Are latosa – Samonda,Irepodun – Ijokodo; Ibadan East-Agugu; Ibadan North, Oke-badan North – Eleyele; Ibadan, Ibadan South – Scout Camp; Ibadan west with Alesinloye as the headquarter.
He gave others as Ibarapa North East with hq at Lanlate; Ibarapa North west – Igangan; Afijio West – Ilora; Soro – Oke Isuwin; Oyo South West – Akeetan; Oyo South East – Apaara Oyo;Ogbomoso Central – Oja-Igbo; Ogbomoso South West – Ajegunle Ibafon;Ogo-Oluwa West – Odo Oba (Oja-Oba); Surulere North – Orile-Igbon and Surulere South – Oko; Oriire South – Olokoto; Oriire North – Olokoto;  Asabari – Kinnikinni and Wewe – Idi-Araba and Kajola which has Iwa LCDA and ilero has headquarter. Iganna with hq at Iganna; Ifeloju – Ogbooro, Atisbo South – Ago-Are; Iseyin South – Molete/Koso and Araromi – Ado-Awaye.


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