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Creation Of LCDAs Is For Grassroot Development- Akeredolu

Determined to bring development to the people at the grassroots, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Thursday, 21st March, 2019, inaugurated an eleven -man committee on the creation of Local Government Development Authority in Ondo State.


The committee is headed by Mr. Lanke Odogiyan, while the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information, Dr. Deji Akinwalere will serve as secretary.

Other members were; Charles Titiloye, Chief (Mrs) Adebunmi Oshadaun, Yinka Adeyosoye, Mr. Ajose Kudehinbu, Chief Bunmi Fasonu and A. A. Akindele.

Also on the committee, Mrs. Mojisola Ajayi, Chief Ojo George Fajemilusi and Surveyor Gani Agunbiade.

The Governor said his administration decided to create Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to bring governance to the door steps of the people.

According to him, “The people of Ondo State are, evidently, not in competition among themselves. The degree of amity existing in our state makes our space attractive, not only for economic activities but for other socio-cultural existence and governance would be closer to the people at the grassroots.

“An effective system of administration at the local government level ensures collectivisation of ideas and labour for production of goods and services. Every locality must be ready to convert its peculiarity to strength.

“We must be able to determine the factors which support the viability of a locality to exist as a political unit beyond mere politics” he said.

Akeredolu expressed his conviction that real quest for socio-economic development of the country compels the inclusion of local government administration in the political calculus, dismissed the insinuations in some quarters that the decision to create the LCDAs was political.

The Governor added that he took the decision to create LCDAs in fulfillment of his campaign promises.

He, therefore, charged members of the committee to be focused and upright in the sacred assignment.

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