Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu signed the bill creating 33 Local Council Development Areas, or LCDAs, over the weekend.
Mr Oladiji Olamide, Speaker of the House of Assembly, presented the bill to the governor for his approval.The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, stated in a statement that principal officers of the state House of Assembly present at the bill signing included the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Abayomi Akinruntan; Majority Leader, Mr. Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi; and Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Moyinoluwa Ogunwumiju, among others.
The statement reads:“With the Governor’s assent, the bill, which had already been passed by the state House of Assembly, now possesses the legal backing for the creation of the LCDAs in Ondo State.
“The establishment of these LCDAs marks a substantial step towards fulfilling Governor Akeredolu’s campaign promises and addressing the aspirations of the people for enhanced grassroots development.
“Moreover, this initiative underscores Governor Akeredolu’s unwavering commitment to improving public service delivery, as it aims at bringing governance closer to the people, ultimately resulting in more responsive and efficient services.
“Governor Akeredolu remains dedicated to delivering impactful projects and innovative initiatives, just as he is poised to redouble his efforts in advancing the development of the Sunshine State.”