Press Statement From The Desk Of The Chairman, Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) Implementation Committee.

December 1, 2021

ADO-EKITI | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021 – PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE DESK OF THE CHAIRMAN, LOCAL COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AREAS (LCDA) IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE.

1. Recall that on Friday, August 6, 2021, H.E. Governor Kayode Fayemi, CON, assented to the Creation of Additional Local Government Areas in Ekiti State (Second Amendment) Law, 2021, and it was clarified that the additional 19 LCDA created by this Law are inchoate and shall for the time being operate as such until when the National Assembly passes an Act recognizing them as local governments areas as provided for under Section 8 (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

2. Further, this committee acting on behalf of the Government of Ekiti State has been in consultations with stakeholders in the various communities, especially those in Ikole West LCDA, regarding the citing of the local government headquarters.

3. Accordingly, further to extensive consultations, the following positions have been approved by H.E. Governor Kayode Fayemi to take immediate effect:

3.1. Creation of an autonomous Area Office for the seven Oreniwa communities, with temporary headquarters at Asin-Ekiti (where they currently have structures), with permanent Headquarters later at Usin-Ekiti, based on the unanimous decision of the affected communities.
3.2. Appointment by government of a Sole Administrator or Head of Area Office.

4. We would like to remind all stakeholders that while the Government of Ekiti State would leave no stone unturned in ensuring the successful take-off and sustenance of the newly created LCDA, the support, cooperation, and ownership of all stakeholders in the various communities remains crucial to achieving this objective.

Signed:
Olawale Fapohunda
Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice
Chairman, Ekiti State Committee for the Implementation of LCDA
Ado-Ekiti | Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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