In order to correct the perceived imbalances in the creation of Local Government Councils in the country, the Kwara State Governor, Abdulfattah Ahmed, has inaugurated a fourteen man committee to ensure the creation of Local Government Council Development Areas (LDAs).
Inaugurating the committee headed by a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Abubakar Kawu Baraje at the council chamber in Ilorin on Wednesday, the governor urged them to handle the assignment with tenacity of purpose and gave them eight weeks to conclude the process.
He said: “In order to bring governance closer to the grassroots and check urban rural migration, the Kwara State government deemed it necessary and important to create local government council development areas”.
Explaining the rationale behind the need to create the LCDAs, the Governor noted that the government would have opted for the creation of Local Government Councils but for the cumbersome and time consuming process required under the constitution.
While urging the 14-man committee to come up with expected number of LCDA to be created, he stressed the need for them to be guided by the fear of God and be just in their assignment.
The Governor also assured the state of the economic viability of the expected councils to stand on their own with numerous minerals resources to be tapped to increase the internally generated revenue.