The Ondo State Government is taking steps to create 33 new Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state. This expansion aims to enhance decentralization and governance at the grassroots level.
If the state legislature approves, the total number of councils will increase to 51.
During a press briefing, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, announced that the state executive council has already approved the creation of the LCDAs.
Charles Titiloye, the Attorney-General, and Commissioner for Justice explained that the proposed LCDAs would perform similar functions as the existing 18 councils in the state.
To put the proposal into effect, the government has taken the necessary steps, including forwarding the enabling law for establishing the new LCDAs to the state House of Assembly. The legislative process will ensure thorough review and debate before enacting the law.